Topical anti – inflammatory
Prevention and treatment of sunburn
Calendula ointment has many potentially useful effects related to compound present in calendula officinalis extract .
Among these are anti – inflammatory , antiviral , and antimicrobial due to the terpene alcohols , lactones , flavonoids . Flavonoids isolated from flowers of calendula officinalis demonstrated positive antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus . Calendula promotes the formation of granulation tissue , an important step in re-epithelization and healing of wounds . It is thought to increase glycoprotein , nucleoprotein , and collagen metabolism at wound sites .
Calendula ointment contains 2% of total extract of calendula officinalis flowers (including Carotenoids , Flavonoids , Saponosids , Calendin , Tannin , Mucilage and essential oil)
ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE
Apply topically to the affected area , several times daily .
There is no documented interactions.
There is a low potential for sensitization after frequent skin contact with the drug .
CONTRAINDICATIONS & PRECAUTIONS
There is no documented Contraindications.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Calendula ointment can be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Store below 30˚C and protect from light and moisture.
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2) European Scientific Cooperative On Phytotherapy ( E/S/C/O/P monographs ) , Second edition ( 2003 ) , 58-64 .
3) C. Newall , Herbal medicines , 1996 , 58-60 .
4) The complete German Commision E monographs , 1998 , 100 .