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Actions: demulcent, anti-microbial, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, astringent, cholagogue Indications : Calendula, also known as marigold, is a first-aid herb that can be used for reducing inflammation and promoting wound healing. It may also be used for any external bleeding, strains or bruising. It's anti-fungal properties make it an effective aid for infections, both internal and external. It is also good for delayed or painful periods. Preparation and dosage: blend 2 teaspoonsful of the flower into 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Drink 3 x daily. Tincture: take 1 teaspoon, 3 x daily.