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Alternative Names

Calendule, Caléndula, English Garden Marigold, Fleur de Tous les Mois, Fleur de Calendule, Gold-Bloom, Garden Marigold, Holligold, Marybud, Marigold, Pot Marigold, Souci des Jardins, Souci des Champs, Souci Officinal, Souci des Vignes, Zergul, CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Tagetes

Scientific Name

Calendula officinalis

Why Do People Use Marigold?

The oral preparations of Calendula officinalis (Marigold), like marigold powder, are used for a number of purposes that include for the initiation of menstrual periods, as an antispasmodic, for treating cancer, to reduce fever effects and for reducing inflammation of pharyngeal and oral mucosa. Its flower part is also used for dysmenorrhea and duodenal and gastric ulcers. As for the topical purposes, marigold is used for leg ulcers and poorly healing wounds and is also believed to have anti-inflammatory activity. Other topical uses of marigold are for conjunctivitis, varicose veins, nosebleeds, proctitis and hemorrhoids.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Calendula officinalis is considered safe to use for oral and topical purposes. Possibly Unsafe for Pregnant Women - Marigold powder is contraindicated in pregnancy because it is believed to have multiple pregnancy terminating effects. These effects include abortifacient, antiblastocyst, spermatocide effects. Therefore, pregnant females should avoid using preparations of marigold. Possibly Unsafe in Lactation - The information to rate the safety of marigold powder in breastfeeding is lacking. Therefore, females in this condition should avoid the use of marigold.

How Effective Is Marigold?

The lack of information in this regard makes efficacy of marigold questionable. Therefore, more information is needed to determine the efficacy of marigold powder.

How Marigold Works?

Flower is the most effective part of Marigold officinalis. Due to its potential anti-inflammatory reactions, marigold is utilized for wound healing. Faradiol monoester is considered to play vital role in anti-inflammatory reactions of marigold. Some clinical experiments recommend that water soluble flavonoids of marigold may be effective for wound healing purposes. According to some preliminary data, it is also recommended that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication may also be reduced by the use of marigold powder. It has been proved that marigold has antitumor and antibacterial activities.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Marigold?

Due to oral consumption, some allergic reactions may surface. Similarly, topical application of marigold may elicit reactions like dermatitis. Specific skin sensitivity test is suggested to analyze allergic effects in patients how might be sensitive to marigold. Such individuals include those people who are sensitive to the Compositae / Asteraceae family of plants. Some members of this plant family include daisies, marigolds, ragweed and chrysanthemums and some other plants. However, there are only few case reports of anaphylaxis, despite of extensive utilization of marigold powder.

How Marigold Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There are no known interactions of marigold powder with different supplements and herbs.

How Marigold Interacts With Drugs?

CNS Depressants - The interaction of marigold with CNS depressants is of moderate nature and caution should be observed while consuming this combination. Usage of a combination of marigold powder with other drugs having sedative properties may causes additive adverse and therapeutic effects. It has been observed in clinical experiments that marigold, with saponoside constituents, enhances hexobarbital induced sleep in some animals.

How Marigold Interacts With Foods?

There are no known interactions of marigold powder with different food items.

How Marigold Interacts With Lab Tests?

Liver Function Tests (LFTs) - Liver enzyme functions could increase by the use of Marigold officinalis.

How Marigold Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cross-Allergenicity - Eczematous allergic reactions are observed due to marigold in those patients who are particularly sensitive to the plant members Compositae / Asteraceae family. Some members of this plant family include daisies, marigolds, ragweed and chrysanthemums and some other plants. Surgery - In surgical procedures marigold may exacerbate the side effects of CNS depressants. Marigold power may cause additive depression CNS depression when mixed with anesthesia and other drugs after and during surgical operations. So, such patients should avoid marigold minimum two weeks before their surgery.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Marigold?

ORAL For oral consumption, typical dosage of marigold is one cup of tea used thrice every day. Such tea is made by boiling as much as 150 ml water with dried marigold flowers for 5 to 10 minutes. The liquid is strained afterwards. In form of liquid extract, typical dosage is 0.3-1.2 mL thrice every day. This extract is made in a ratio of 1:1 in 40% concentrated alcohol. Topically, marigold tea is generally utilized for a number reasons that include as a mouthwash, gargle and as a poultice for skin ailments. Tincture of marigold in a dose of 2 to 4 mL is generally diluted into 0.25-0.5 L of water. Ointments generally possess two to five grams of herbs in 100 grams of ointment.


Don’t mix marigold with Tagets, which is basically an ornamental plant.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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