Calendula can help treat oral conditions such as gingivitis. Gingivitis, characterized by chronic inflammation of the gums, is one of the most common oral diseases.

In a 6-month study of 240 people with gingivitis, those who took calendula mouthwash had a 46 percent reduction in inflammation compared to 35 percent in the control group.

In addition, a test-tube study showed that calendula-based mouthwash was able to reduce the number of microorganisms in sutures used for tooth extractions.

Studies attribute this effect to the strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of calendula.

In addition, gargling with a decoction of calendula relieves sore throats, although evidence has not been confirmed.

5. May Improve Skin Health

Calendula extract is widely used in cosmetics, including creams and ointments.

Both test-tube and human studies have shown that calendula extract can increase skin hydration and stimulate skin firmness and elasticity, thus slowing down the signs of aging. These benefits are made possible by the content of antioxidants, which can reduce skin damage caused by oxidative stress.

Meanwhile, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of oxidative stress on the skin. Interestingly, a test-tube study found that calendula oil had a sun protection factor (SPF) of 8.36. Thus, sunscreens with calendula oil can protect the skin from sunburn.

Another study in 66 children with diaper rash found that calendula ointment could be a safe and effective treatment.

6. Other use

Many people claim there are other uses for calendula, but few are supported by science. Other benefits of calendula are as follows:

One. can regulate the menstrual cycle,

b. May relieve sore throat while breastfeeding

C. Can be used as a facial tonic

D. may improve heart health

I. May relieve muscle fatigue