Calendula Calendula Calendula officinalis Also known as: marigold Source: leaves and flowers. Actions: anti-inflammatory, astringent, antifungal, stimulant, diuretic. Therapeutic uses: period pains, digestive irritation, colds, coughs and viruses. Applied externally for skin problems including nappy rash, varicose veins, cuts and grazes, chilblains, fungal infections and insect stings; also used for mouth ulcers. Typical preparation: tincture, infusion, cream. Contraindications: not recommended Read More