It is an Indian plant, found in Punjab, Sindh and Peshawar, but cultivated all over India. It is also known as Marigold. A more of less hairy annual, 30-60 cm high; leaves thick; oblong to oblong-obovate, 5-15 cm or more long, entire or minutely denticulate, more or less clasping, Heads solitary on stout stalks, showy, 4-5 or 10 cm across, that flat spreading rays white-yellow to deep orange closing at night. Sometimes plant is proliferous from the involucre bearing several penduncled from the involucres bearing several penduncled heads in a circle.Reports to contains iodine, salicylic acid, bitters, essential oil, calendulin, sterol, cholesterol esters of many organic acids. A homoeopathic tincture is made from the fresh flowering tops and leaves. Moisture content of fresh flowering tops and leaves normally is 600 ml. per solid. It is covered by both: Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India and German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia.It is most remarkable healing agent, applied locally. It is useful for open wounds, parts that will not heal, ulcers etc. It promotes healthy granulations and rapid healing by first intention. It is used as haemostatic after tooth extraction. It is also of use in constitutional tendency to erysipelas. Pain in excessive and out of proportion to injury. Great disposition to take cold, specially in damp weather. It is used in cancer, as an intercurrent remedy. It has remarkable power to produce local exudation and helps to make acrid discharge healthy and free. Flowers are stimulant, antiseptic and reported to be emmenagogue. Leaves are reported as diaphoretic. Locally, it is used for all wounds, the greatest healing agent. Also external in leucorrhoea. For burns, sores, fissures, abrasions etc. use Calendula cerate.Internally Q. 1x to third potency.All wounds, healing agent, leucorrhoea, burns, sores fissures, abrasions.
||As Perscribed by the Homeopath