Calendula officinalis

Botanical Name Calendula officinalis
Common Name Pot marigold
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Calendula
Species: officinalis
Part used Whole plant
Medicinal Properties Antispasmodic, Anti-cancer, diaphoretic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Aperient, Cholagogue, Anti-viral, Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Emmenagoguea, Stimulant, Warts.
Medicinal Use Skin problems, inflammation of skin like ulcerations, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, mastitis, cysts, impetigo or other inflamed desions, gallblader problems, wounds, menstrual cramps, fever, convulsions, liver disease.
ChemistrySaponins, Carotenoids, Flavonoids, Mucilage, Bitter principles, Phytosterols and Polysaccharids, Resin, Calenduline.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatCultivated in many parts of Rajasthan.
DescriptionIt is an aromatic and erect annual herb. Stem is angular, glandular and hairy. The leaves are simple, lower spathulate, entire and upper one is lanceolate, with cordate-amplexical base. The flower heads are terminal and heterogamous, flower color is light to deep orange.