Published March 13, 1986.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Calendulae flos, calendula flower.
Calendula flower consists of the dried flower heads or the dried ligulate flowers (ray florets) of Calendula officinalis L. [Fam. Asteraceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains triterpene glycosides and aglycones, as well as carotenoids and essential oils.
Internal and topical use:
Inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. External:
Poorly healing wounds. Ulcus cruris. Contraindications None known.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
1 - 2 g per cup of water (150 ml) or 1 - 2 teaspoons (2 - 4 ml) tincture per ¬ľ - ¬Ĺ l water, or prepared in ointments equivalent to 2 - 5 g crude drug in 100 g ointment. Mode of Administration Powdered herb for infusions and other galenical preparations for local application.
Promotes wound healing.
Antiinflammatory and granulatory action in topical application have been described.