It contains the bitter principles, slimes (2.5%), organic acids (apple and salicylic acid), essential oil, beta-carotene, vitamins, flavonoids, bioflavonoids, saponins, tanning substances, resins (more than 3%) and inuline. For the dietary supplement products: The marigold or pot marigold (Lat. Calendula) is the species of herbaceous plants of family asteraceae. It contains the essential oil, carotenoids (-and -carotenes, lycopene, lutein,violanxanthin, etc.), flavonoids, saponins, salicylic acid, resins, slime, organic acids and traces of alkaloids. It soothes the central nervous system, reduces the reflex excitability. It has the bactericidal property in relation to a number of causative microorganism, especially staphylococci and streptococci.
It has the anti-inflammatory, bactericidal (especially in the relation to the staphylococci and streptococci), antifungal, wound-healing and astringent effects, contributes to the regeneration of tissues. In cosmetics it is used an active moisturizing agent and tonic for dry skin, for acne outbreaks complicated by pyogenic infection. It is recommended for the treatment of wounds, closed wounds, purulent inflammations, furunculosis, to prevent the formation of disfiguring scars during the healing of wounds, for the skin eruptions, rosea, edemas caused by the freezing injury, for the inflammation of the veins of legs, etc. For the dietary supplement products it soothes the central nervous system, reduces the reflex excitability. It has bactericidal properties in relation to a number of causative microorganism, especially staphylococci and streptococci.