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Name: Calendula officinalis
Synonyms/Scientific names: Calendula officinalis L.[1]
Calendula officinalis var. proliera Hort.[1]
Synonyms/common names :
Bull's eye, Common marigold, Calendula[1]
Trade name:
Calendula Weleda® cream (Weleda AG, Sweden)[2]
Description: Family : Asteraceae[1]
Extract used:
It is rich in quercetin, carotenoids, lutein, lycopene, rutin, ubiquinone, xanthophylls[3]
& Indications:
Pharmcological Action-
Hepato and reno protective in animals[4]
anti-inflammatory in animals[5]
Therapeutic indications:
It is a staple topical remedy in homeopathic medicine.[3]
Preclinical study-
1. Calendula officinalis ; In : Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 7, Flowers, by Lim TK, Springer Science & Business Media, 2013, page no. 213.
2. Sharp L et al, No differences between Calendula cream and aqueous cream in the prevention of acute radiation skin reactions e Results from a randomised blinded trial. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013;17(4):429-35.
3. Saini P et al, Effects of Calendula officinalis on human gingival fibroblasts. Homeopathy. 2012;101(2):92-8.
4. Preethi KC, Kuttan R, Hepato and reno protective action of Calendula officinalis L. flower extract. Indian J Exp Biol. 2009;47(3):163-8.
5. Preethi KC, Kuttan G, Kuttan R, Anti-inflammatory activity of flower extract of Calendula officinalis Linn. and its possible mechanism of action. Indian J Exp Biol. 2009 ;47(2):113-20.