Calendula (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:bride of the sun, calendula officinalis, more...garden marigold, gold bloom, golden flower of Mary, holligold, marigold, marybud, pot marigold
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Suggested Dosing

Tea

1 cup PO TID; 1-2 g dried flowers/150 ml water

Liquid extract

0.5-1 ml PO TID; 1:1 in 40% alcohol

Tincture

0.3-1.2 ml PO TID; 1:5 in 90% alcohol

Ointment

Apply topically PRN

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Suggested Uses

Antispasmodic, cancers, conjunctivitis, dysmenorrhea, fever, hemorrhoids, inflammation (oral), leg ulcers, peptic ulcers, wounds

Efficacy

Effective for burn healing; possibly effective in wound healing

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Allergic reactions

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Asteraceae plants (ragweed, etc), chrysanthemums, daisies, marigolds

Cautions

Concurrent sedative agents

WARNING: use flower extract, not whole herb

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Triterpenoids, flavonoids (esp. flavonol glycosides): anti-inflammatory, bactericidal

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