Calendula contains huge amount of flavonoids and antioxidants that prevents the cell damage caused due to free radicals.
It counteracts viruses, inflammation and bacteria. It is used to cure ulcers, stomach ailments and menstrual cramps. It speeds up the healing process of wound, supplies flow of oxygen and blood to all parts. It helps to maintain the firmness of the skin and also hydrates it. The petals (dried) are used in ointments, tinctures and washes.