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Latin Name Calendula officinalis
Family Compositae
Part Used Flowers
Gathering Time Summer
Constituents Saponins, bitter principle, flavonoids, caratenoids
Actions Anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, vulnerary, mildly astringent
Common Uses Used topically for cuts, scrapes, rashes and other skin irritations. Used internally as a carminative and aid in digestion. Has been suggested as helpful in stomach and duodenal ulcers, perhaps due to its anti-microbial action.
Contraindications Unknown
Possible Drug Interactions Unknown
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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