In ancient Rome, it was believed that the calendula flowers grew on the grave of one Vestal that died of sadness. She was unhappily in love with a Roman boy. Science has, however, shown that this wonderful legend of forbidden love is not accurate and that this plant is native to India. Calendula officinalis is one of the most widely used plants in phytotherapy.
Thanks to its complex composition, Calendula is used to treat a wide range of diseases. Calendula contains a significant amount of flavonoids thanks to which it is active against inflammation. Triterpene saponosides, tannins, glycoside caledulose, cartenoids (thanks to which calendula has beautiful orange blossoms), a little ethereal oil of unpleasant odor and several organic acids have been found in this plant.
Calendula is an essential ingredient of tea blends to eliminate the problems in the digestive tract. It cleanses wounds on the stomach and twin-bowel hernia normalizes liver function and cures the liver. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory effect of flavonoids, this plant calms the inflammation of the colon.
It has been discovered that this plant has the ability to purify blood vessels, relieves them and increases lumen and lowers cholesterol levels in the blood, especially in combination with dandelion. Recent studies have shown that calendula lowers blood pressure and acts mildly like a sedative because it relieves blood vessels and increases lumen, so it is recommended for angina pectoris. Calendula is a good herbal antispasmodic (breaks the cramps). It removes spasm of the uterus and strengthens at the same time, which leads to relief from painful menstrual periods.
Thanks to the content of provitamin A, it is beneficial to the eye and improves vision.
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