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Calendula officinalis - Pot Marigold

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Calendula(marigold)

Calendula is a genus of about 15–20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae. They are native to southwestern Asia, western Europe, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean.

Uses

Fungal infections, Menopause, Menstrual cramps, Burns, Dermatitis, Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Ear infections


Parts Used

Petals, Flowers, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

faradiol-3-O-palmitate, faradiol-3-O-myristate, faradiol-3-O-laurate, arnidiol-3-O-palmitate, arnidiol-3-O-myristate, arnidiol-3-O-laurate[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi Genda
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Calendula, Pot Marigold


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)

Veerya

Sheeta (Cold)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kaphapitta shamaka

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Alternate Stalked–stalkless, lower stalks winged, upper leaves amplexicaul

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 4–7 cm (1.6–3 in.) wide Brownish 5-20 Flowers Season is June–October

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Long-beaked 7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome Spine-backed achene With hooked hairs {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

Calendula officinalis is easy to grow and seeds can be sown in the late spring and early summer months.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Temperate regions, Mediterranean countries, North America and Asia.

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