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GOUDSBLOEM, Calendula officinalis
Parts used: Flowers
Constituents: Triterpenoid saponins, Carotenoids, Bitter principles, Essential oil, Sterols, Flavonoids, Mucilage, Resin. Vitamins; A, C. Minerals; Phosphorus
Actions Indications
BHP specific, for inflamed Lymph glands, Sebaceous/ovarian cysts, duodenal ulcers

Anti-inflammatory Tonsillitis, colds, flu
Astringent Varicose veins, haemorrhoids, lymphoma, crural ulcers, gastric ulcers, enteritis, indigestion, constipation
Vulnerary Blood and lymph cleanser, as cream for all skin problems
Spasmolytic Irritable bowel syndrome
Cholagogue Jaundice, hepatitis
Immune stimulant
Active against bacteria and virus, herpes simplex, candidiasis, vaginal thrush   Topically: Mouth ulcers wash +Echinacea
Diuretic mild Anti-fibrotic (decreases adhesions); endometriosis.
Herbal extract, 10-25mL per week
Energetics: Cooling, bitter, pungent, sweet, salty. Dosha: PK-V+
Meridians: liver, heart, lungs
Caution: Because of strong alcohol content care is needed when using tincture on abraded tissues such as peptic ulcers
Use in personal growth: helps one feel the joy of doing one's lifework
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