Marigold (Calendula Officinalis)

A particular species of marigold flower, Calendula officinalis is used to make healing herbal ointments, teas, tinctures and topical treatments. Marigolds of the Calendula genus are utilized for their many anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antifungal compounds. According to a report published in Pharmacognosy Review, more than 200 different commercial and medical formulations contain concentrated calendula marigold extract.

Benefits and uses for Calendula officinalis marigolds include treating conditions such as rashes, allergies, eczema and dermatitis; pain, swelling and redness caused from muscle cramps, muscular injuries or sprains; eye inflammation and itchiness caused by conjunctivitis.