The marigolds, genus Calendula L., are a genus of about 20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to the Mediterranean region and Macaronesia.


... Even though oral forms of calendula have not been proven effective in studies, they have been used historically to treat stomach irritation and ulcers. It is believed that calendula may have some antispasmodic action, so it has also been used to relieve menstrual cramps. Calendula does have a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation. Oxidation produces oxygen free radicals, natural chemicals that may suppress immune function. This effect may enhance immune function in general, but more studies are needed for all the possible oral uses of calendula. ...
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