The word Calendula is derived from word ‘Calendale’ meaning, month. As the plant flowers throughout the year, it is known as Calendula. The juice of the plant is offensive in odor and hence it is called as officinalis. The Remedy is prepared from fresh leaves with top of flowers.
Mainly, Calendula acts on Skin, Mucous Membranes and Gastro-intestinal track. It is suitable in constitutions that have tendency for Cellulitis (inflammation of skin) or Erysipelas (Bacterial Skin Infection). Calendula promotes formation of Healthy Granulation tissue and rapid healing by first intention. This makes the remedy particularly useful to prevent Gangrene.
Routinely, this remedy is very handy whenever there are clean cut injuries (post-operative/after surgery to heal the stitches) or in cuts from sharp instruments such as knife, blades, razors etc. Calendula also rapidly heals Ulcers that are irritable, sloughing (pus formation) and painful as if beaten. Patient is aggravated from damp, cloudy weather and is better by rest, fanning and open air.
Potency and Repetition:
It is a good idea to start with low potency. Low potencies include potencies such as 6X, 12X or 30C. (For example: Calendula Officinalis 30 C). If you are planning to take Calendula pills, consider taking 4 pills 3 times a day for 7 days. Calendula Cream or Mother Tincture can be applied directly on the wound for 14 days to promote Healthy Granulation tissue Formation. Stop taking the Medicine if symptoms worsen and consult with your Professional Homeopath.
This is not a Medical Advice. It’s a general indication for injuries and muscle aches. Homeopathic prescription is based on each individual’s mental, physical and emotional detailed assessment and final prescription is made on individuals’ personality. The recommendation on Potency and Repetition is generalized as there is no ‘one size fits all’ for Homeopathic Prescription. This post is a good guide for First Aids.
Rucha Bhave is a Homeopathic Practitioner in the U.S. practicing & teaching Homeopathy since 12 years.