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Calendula

/Ca·len·du·la/ (kah-len´du-lah) [L.] a genus of composite-flowered plants. The dried florets of C. officina´lis, the pot marigold, have antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties; they are used topically for inflammatory lesions and to promote healing and are used in homeopathy and folk medicine.

calendula

Herbal medicine
An annual that contains carotenoids, essential oils, flavonoids, mucilage, saponins and sterols, which is said to have antimicrobial and antiseptic effects.

calendula (k·lenˑ·j·l),

n Latin name:
Calendula officinalis; parts used: flowers; uses: digestive, antiinflammatory, antiinfective, antitumor, ulcerative skin conditions, varicose veins, stomach conditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
garden marigold, pot marigold, or
poet's marigold.

Calendula

plant genus in the family Asteraceae; cause cyanide poisoning; include C. cuneata, C. viscosa (both = Dimorphotheca cuneata).