Health Benefits and Uses of Calendula
The flower petals of the Calendula plant (Calendula officinalis), or pot marigold, have been used for medicinal purposes since at least the 12th century. Calendula is native to Mediterranean countries but is now grown as an ornamental plant throughout the world. It is not the same as the annual marigold plant that’s often grown in gardens, however.
Calendula has high amounts of flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged by unstable molecules called free radicals. Calendula appears to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria.
Source: Calendula | University of Maryland Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
For more information read this supporting article from Dogs Naturally Magazine regarding Calendula’s many health benefits for use in dogs.
Health Benefits and Uses of Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis): This herb helps reduce inflammation and irritation in the GI tract and urinary tract organs soothing irritated tissues. Marshmallow, is well-known for helping lubricate internal tissues, soothing skin ailments, and aiding the urinary tract. These soothing actions will also ease respiratory and skin irritations like insect bites.
(Always consult with your veterinarian to properly diagnose any health problems. Misdiagnosis and/or mistreatment — including OTC and/or homeopathic products — can lead to dangerous complications.)