Calendula officinalis is indicated for skin conditions where there is inflammation, erythema, suppuration and pain (Vermeulen 2001:230-231), and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties (Muley, Khadabadi & Banarase 2009).
One group received a 200g tub of milking cream containing Atropa belladonna 6cH 3%, Sulphuricum acidum 6cH 3% and Calendula officinalis D1 3%, and the other group received a 200g tub of unmedicated milking cream.
Calendula officinalis is made from marigold flowers, and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties (Efstratiou et al.
2008,'Effects of Calendula officinalis flower extract on acute phase proteins, antioxidant defence mechanism and granuloma formation during thermal burns', Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 43(2), 58-64.
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2008, 'Antifungal activity of the essential oil from Calendula officinalis growing in Brazil', Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 39(1), 61-63.
2009, 'Phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Calendula officinalis Linn (Asteraceae): A review', Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 8(5), 455-465.