Primary Medicinal Uses
Anti-inflammatory, lymph circulation, wound healing, tightening of mucous membranes and skin, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-tumour, liver stimulant
Water or oil infusion, tinctures, poultices, salves or ointments
Common Uses

Calendula is a great herb for minor first aid situations, because it can help speed healing and inhibit infection in injuries. Provides soothing relief to skin problems and burns as well.

Internally, calendula can help treat inflammation or ulceration of the digestive and urinary tractors.

It may also help with bacterial and fungal infections in the mouth and skin.

May also be effective in the treatment of chronic colitis.


For minor cuts, insect bites, abrasions or post-surgical incisions, apply a salve of calendula.

For fleabites, poison ivy, eczema, and sunburn, apply a calendula skin wash.

For conjunctivitis, make a cooled water calendula infusion.

Wulff-Tilford, Mary, and Gregory L. Tilford. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets. Irvine, CA: BowTie, 1999. Print.