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Calendula officinalis

Treating skin conditions and inflammatory syndromes with Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis is a homoeopathic remedy made Calendula officinalis, an aromatic perennial plant from the Asteraceae family. The mother tincture is extracted from the plant’s top portion. This homoeopathic remedy is mostly used in dermatology. It is a good disinfectant, antiseptic, but also a good healing product. Moreover, it is also effective against many diseases of viral origin and is used to treat certain inflammatory syndromes.


Calendula officinalis is especially recommended in case of teenage acne. It has the advantage of having no side effects because it does not contain any toxic or allergen substances. It is also effective for treating many skin conditions, particularly eczema, necrosis or red patches. Being an excellent healing remedy, Calendula officinalis also heals open wounds and fights against bacteria proliferation, preventing the wound from becoming infected.


Calendula officinalis is recommended in case of dental abscess caused by the invasion of infectious micro-organisms that result in an inflammation and / or pus accumulation around the affected area. It is especially recommended if redness and swelling appear, and if this leads to pain and swallowing difficulties. Furthermore, there is no need to associate Calendula officinalis to other antibiotics. Very effective, this remedy can even help avoid a surgical procedure. It is also indicated in case of gingivitis.


Calendula officinalis can be used to treat menstrual disorders. It is particularly indicated in case of oligomenorrhea or very scarce menstruation that is not caused by taking a form of contraceptive. It also helps regulate cycles and prevent uterine spasmodic pain that occurs during menstruation. In addition, Calendula officinalis also treats vaginal yeast infections, and is beneficial to women who are going through a postpartum period. Thanks to its healing virtues, it can speed up the perineum’s healing after childbirth and is also effective in treating the nipples of nursing mothers in case they are subject to chaps or crevices.


Calendula officinalis is a homoeopathic remedy that widely used in the manufacturing of many eye medicines. It is especially recommended in case of eye irritation. Its active ingredient can also relieve eye discomfort.

Recommended dosage in dermatology

In dermatology, Calendula officinalis should be administered externally, in the form of a mother tincture. Therefore, to clean open wounds and ease the healing process, dilute 30 drops of Calendula Officinalis in a bit of water and, using a cotton swab, apply the mixture three times a day until the wound has healed completely. However, to treat other skin conditions, such as eczema or acne, take 3 granules of Calendula Officinalis 4 CH, two to three times a day until the rash disappears.

Recommended dosage in stomatology

In case of gingivitis or dental abscess, it is best to use the mother tincture of Calendula officinalis as a gargle. However, the patient may also apply a cotton swab containing drops of this homoeopathic remedy on the affected area.

Recommended dosage in gynaecology

For gynaecological problems, local application is also recommended, especially in case of vaginal mycosis or post-partum lesions. The female patient should always finish washing herself by applying drops of Calendula officinalis on her vagina with a cotton swab, taking care not to wipe it off after each application.

Recommended dosage in ophthalmology

When eye irritation causes tearing, the homoeopath usually prescribes Calendula officinalis 3 DH. However, the dosage will depend on the patient’s symptoms.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Calendula officinalis”

Associated treatments

  • Ambrosia Artemisiaefolia
  • Apis Mellifica
  • Belladonna
  • Borax
  • Caladium seguinum
  • Cambogia
  • Cantharis vesicatoria
  • Euphrasia Officinalis
  • Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum
  • Hydrastis canadensis
  • Iodum
  • KALIUM Bichromicum
  • Ledum palustre
  • Mercurius Cyanatus
  • Mercurius Solubilis
  • Morbillinum
  • Muriaticum Acidum
  • Pollen
  • Pulsatilla
  • Sulfuricum Acidum
  • Tarentula Cubensis
  • Thuja Occidentalis

Associated diseases

  • Oral ulceration
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Leucorrhoea
  • Insect bites

Good to know: Calendula officinalis is especially effective in treating inflammatory syndromes that worsen during wet weather, cold air or movement, but that improve with heat or by resting.

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