Latin: Calendula officinalis
Country of Origin: Egypt
Actions: Alternative, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, calmative, choleretic, demulcent, diaphoretic, immune stimulant, vulnerary
Energetics: Drying, cooling, pungent, and bitter
Precautions: Generally safe, but should be avoided during pregnancy.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.
References: The Way of Herbs – Michael Tierra
Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigette Mars