(Calendula–calendoe, the first day of the month; from its producing flowers almost all the year round. Marigold–from Mary, i.e., the Virgin Mary gold.)
While Calendula was first proved by Frantz, one of Hahnemann’s fellow-provers, it is a remedy that is seldom used internally.
Its especial value is a local application to external wounds and lacerations, with or without loss of substance, but with great soreness and pain. It promotes healing, lessens the amount of scar and prevents suppuration.
It can be used locally in erysipelas and is of value for varicose (205) and other ulcers and especially for any breaks in the continuity of the mucous membrane of the female sexual organs.
“Of course,” says Hughes, “three is nothing homoeopathic about Calendula, – its working, that is, is no instance (so far as we know) of the operation of the law of similars. Nevertheless, it is homoeopathists only – at least in England and America – who give their patients the benefit of this precious vulnerary.”.