What is marigold?
Marigold (Calendula officinalis) is a plant known as pot marigold. It is different from the ornamental marigolds of the genus Tagetes grown in vegetable gardens.
Calendula is native to Asia and Southern Europe and has been traditionally used in the Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. Chemicals in calendula may help the growth of new tissue in wounds and reduce swelling in the mouth and throat.
Calendula is commonly used to treat wounds, rashes, infections, inflammation, and many other conditions. But there is no strong evidence to support the use of calendula for any purpose.
How's the effect?
People are interested in using calendula for a variety of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it helps.
is it safe?
When taken by mouth: Calendula preparations are probably safe for most people.
When applied to skin: Calendula preparations are probably safe for most people.
Special notes and warnings:
Pregnancy: Do not take calendula by mouth if you are pregnant. This may not be safe. There are concerns this could lead to miscarriage. It's also best to avoid topical use until more information is known.
Breastfeeding: There is not enough reliable information to know whether calendula is safe to use while breastfeeding. Stay safe and avoid using.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Calendula may cause allergic reactions in people with sensitivities to plants in the Asteraceae/Asteraceae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and others. If you have allergies, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking calendula.
Are there any interactions with medications?
Sedative drugs (central nervous system depressants)
Calendula may cause drowsiness and slowed breathing. Some drugs called sedatives can also cause drowsiness and slowed breathing. Taking calendula with sedative medications may cause breathing problems and/or excessive drowsiness.