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Marigold. Compositae.

Native of Southern Europe; cultivated in our gardens; not to be confounded with Tagetes.

MIND. [1]

Consciousness returned after 24 hours, but great drowsiness remained. ~ Burns.
Delirious and wild. ~ Burns.
Anxious, morose, solicitous, during chill.
Fretful, sleepy, dreamy.
Great irritability; he is easily frightened, hearing is acute.


Dull head, as after a debauch.
Head heavy in morning, as after a long illness.
Feels as if he would faint, with movements in stomach and abdomen.


Cephalalgia after mechanical injuries.
Headache in forehead, after eating, with sensation of heat in it.
Pressive headache, now in forehead, now in temple; only when lying down.
Dull, pressive sensation in occiput.
Concussion of brain.
Punctured or lacerated wounds of brain.


Heat of head towards evening.
A deep hole in skin of forehead from a fall.
In lacerated wounds of scalp; to prevent suppuration.
Fractures of skull, particularly if compound.
Fungus of cranium; symptoms of compression with no fracture.
Hernia cerebri, after fractured skull.


After operations upon eye or lids where undue inflammation or suppuration is to be avoided.
Blennorrhea of lachrymal sac.
Traumatic conjunctivitis, keratitis and iritis.
Sclerotica wounded with knife; choroidea and corpus vitreum protruded; eye retained form and sight for large objects; remedy used internally and externally.
(OBS:) Staphyloma corneae, externally applied.
White of eye inflamed, with pressive headache, now in forehead, now in temples, when lying down, not when sitting and standing; pupils dilated.
Dryness and biting in margin of lid, as from smoke.
Pupils dilated, lid very much swollen.
Eyelids stretched to fullest extent of orbits. ~ Burns.
Lacerated and incised wounds of eyes.
Eyes black and blue from extravasated blood. ~ Lacerated wounds.
In wounds of lids and brows which have been badly treated by plasters and suppuration has taken place.


Hearing too acute; starts with a fright.


Laceration of dorsum and tip of nose, from a fall.


Swollen sensation in lips, spreading to sides of nose, increasing rapidly in intensity, and spreading To eyes and forehead, with burning and stinging.
Face Puffy, much swollen under his eyes.
Heat in face, after dinner.
Lacerated wounds of face; to prevent suppuration.


Right side of under lip lacerated from a kick of a newly shod horse; healed without noticeable scar.
Eruption of small vesicles in left corner of lips and on right side of mouth.
Submaxillary glands pain on touch, as if swollen and about to suppurate, and at times causes a pressure in throat.
Drawing tensive pain in glands behind left ramus of lower jaw, on moving head.


After extraction of teeth, or dental operations resulting in laceration of gums.


Before meal, bitter taste of phlegm in throat.
Tongue dry, red and cracked. ~ Burn.


Pressure in throat when swallowing.
Wounds of esophagus, to prevent esophagitis.
Foreign bodies in esophagus having produced laceration.
Scalds of throat, with loss of substance.


Diminished appetite for dinner, though he relishes food when he eats.
Drinks much: at night; with heat.
Aversion to drink, with crawls.
After eating: forehead aches, with a feeling of heat in it.
Before dinner: bitter taste of phlegm in throat.
After dinner: heat in face, hands and feet.
From smoking: hiccough.
When he drinks, it gives him each time a shiver and shaking chill.
Cold drinks cause a crawl.


Hiccough after smoking.
Intimation of nausea, at times, in forenoon.
(OBS:) Vomiting of food, and diarrhea, with cardialgia.
(OBS:) Vomiting, with pain in uterine region, after taking cold.


Induration in stomach and uterus.
Movement in stomach causes faint feeling.


Pressure on last rib, left side, with movements in abdomen and crawls on back.


Anxiety and griping in belly, with a stool.
Constant soreness of abdomen and tenderness in left iliac region, with frequent almost entirely mucous stools. ~ Enteritis from foreign body.
Dull, coarse stitches in middle of right side of abdomen, on moving; they disappear during rest.
A boring digging pain, deep in region of navel, when walking.
Movements in abdomen cause faint feeling.
Stretching and dragging in groin. ~ Hypertrophy of uterus.
After Cesarean section for lacerated womb.


Frequent mucous stools with pain in abdomen. ~ Enteritis from foreign body.
A stool in morning, preceded by griping and anxiety in abdomen, and accompanied by a chill.
Diarrhea, with vomiting of food, after cardialgia.
Constipation from occasional retroversion. ~ Hypertrophy of uterus.
Perineal abscess; to close the wound after operation.
Ruptures of perineum.


Urine suppressed; left ear ached fearfully, ran matter, splitting headache, eyes pained him from headache.
Frequent micturition; urine colorless as water; is very hot and burning.
Has to urinate often in night.
Tearings, at times, in urethra, during a chill.


Mechanical excoriation of mucous surface of prepuce after coitus.


Profuse, offensive watery discharge from vagina, with great exhaustion.
Pain in uterine region, with vomiting, after taking cold.
Cancer of womb with flooding and loss of substance.
Inflammation, with lacerated hymen, from coitus or otherwise.
Sense of weight and fullness in pelvis; menorrhagia. ~ Hypertrophy of uterus.
(OBS:) Complaints during menses.
Ulcerations of os uteri.
Induration of uterus.
(OBS:) Uterine cancer.


Ruptures of cervix and perineum during childbirth.
Profuse, offensive, watery discharge from vagina, with great exhaustion, second and third day after instrumental delivery. ~ Gangrene of uterus.
Excoriated and cracked nipples.


Voice stronger and deeper as soon as fever heat abates, in evening.
Injuries to air passages, of a suicidal or other nature, in form of cuts or lacerations.
Foreign bodies in air passages.


Great efforts made to inflate lower lobes of lungs, which were only successful when sitting up.
During inhalation: pressure in left side of chest.
Breathing easier after heat abates.


Pressure and oppression in left side of chest, in evening, when lying in bed.
Drawing pressure in left side of chest, when standing, during inspiration.
Pressive drawing pain in left side of chest and on breast bone, with stitches in right side of chest.
Feels squeamish in chest.


Pulse irregular and diminishing rapidly.
Pulse 160, fell in twelve hours to 120, in twelve more to 110. ~ Burn.


Pressive drawing sensation on breast bone.
Ribs ache as if pressed together.
Axillary glands sore to touch.


Rheumatic drawing in right side of neck, which is agg. on bending neck to right side, and on raising right arm; it extends to shoulder, in morning.
Pressive pain beneath right lower point of shoulder blade, with a sensation as in everything was suppurating and bruised, in afternoon.
Pressive drawing pain between shoulder blades.


Axillae very hot; glands sore to touch.
Cold hands feel hot.
Compound fracture of left upper arm; bone splinters protruding; healed the stump after amputation.
(In sick:) Crushed index finger of right hand.
First phalanx of left index finger, both phalanges of ring finger completely torn away, likewise the flesh from tip of middle finger.
Tip of index finger cut away.
Middle finger sawed through near first joint, leaving tip hanging by skin.
Third finger cut to near centre.


Tired weary feeling pervading lower limbs.
Pains in knees, while sitting; in outer side, as if bruised.
Burning tearing in upper part of calf, while sitting.
Drawing, cramplike pain on inner border of sole, while sitting.
Varicose swellings and ulcers.
Food crushed, erysipelas and gangrene.
Ulcers from ingrowing toe nail.
Ulcers on right leg and foot ragged, deep, with a frequently occurring dreadful pain, profuse suppuration, discharge of a horrid stench. ~ Ulcer on leg.
Frightful lacerated wounds by mangling muscles of thighs, patella displaced laterally.
Outer part of right thigh, skin and muscle torn off by machinery down to bone. ~ Lacerated wounds.
A compound fracture of leg with a wound 9 inches long, of great bruising and extravasation of blood in leg; thereafter dressed with water; Calendula cured rapidly without much suppuration.


Hands and feet cold.
Drawing pressive tension in wrists and ankles during rest.
Wounds about joints; after surgical operations; to prevent caries or necrosis.


Restless at night, can rest in no position.
Lying down: pressive headache; pressure and oppression left side of chest.
Feels best when walking about, or when lying perfectly still.
The rheumatic drawing pains appear only during motion, and are very slight.
Moving causes pain, even after the wound is dressed: rheumatism agg. from motion.
Walking: boring digging pain deep in region of navel.

NERVES. [36]

Tired, weary feeling.
Great irritability, easily frightened.
Traumatic and idiopathic neuroma.
Neuritis, resulting from lacerated wounds.
General pallor and insensibility. ~ Flesh wounds.
Exhausted from loss of blood and excessive pain. ~ Lacerated wounds.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleepy, dreamy and fretful.
Feels as if he would fall from a height, when dropping asleep; urine suppressed; she passes less than half her usual quantity of urine.
Very restless at night; he gets rest in no position; he continually wakes; is obliged to urinate frequently and drinks very much.

TIME. [38]

Night: drinks much; very restless; has to urinate often.
Morning: head heavy after long illness; stool with chill, preceded by griping and anxiety.
Forenoon; intimation of nausea; chilliness of hands and feet; great heat.
Afternoon: heat, creeping chills; frequent thirst.
At 5 p. m.: heat, thirst, chill abates.
Evening: heat of head; pressure and oppression left side of chest; in bed, great heat, smarting, feet burn very much and are inclined to sweat; towards, a feeling of heat in otherwise cold hands.

FEVER. [40]

Chill, fever and headache from mechanical injuries.
Crawls on back.
Violent chill after traumatism.
Nearly all symptoms appear with a chill.
Chilly whole morning, and very sensitive to air.
Chilliness in hands and feet, whole forenoon, without thirst, together with drawing, pressive, rheumatic pains through whole body; ribs ache as if squeezed together and bruised, after sitting awhile, in morning.
He feels shivery and has a kind of gooseflesh, while skin seems warm to touch.
Shivering in back, with pressure on last rib on left side, with movements in region of stomach and abdomen, as if he would faint.
Sensation of heat in face, of hands and feet, after eating, and an hour afterwards thirst.
Great heat, whole forenoon, with much sweat; he feels qualmish in chest, and shoulders are very hot.
Heat in afternoon, with creeping chills and frequent thirst; drinking, however, causes each time shivering and a shaking chill.
The heat continues unabated after 5 p. m., but cold drinks cause shivering.
The heat abates after 5 p. m., without shivering, even in open air, head feels freer, breathing easier, and voice stronger and deeper.
Towards evening, a feeling of heat in otherwise cold hands and whole body, with creeping chills, without thirst and almost aversion to drinking, while sitting.
Great heat in evening, in bed; he begins to sweat; especially feet burn very much, and are inclined to sweat.


Left side: pressure on last rib; ear ached fearfully; chest, pressure; ribs, pressure.
Right: iliac, constant pain; side of abdomen, dull, coarse stitches; of neck, rheumatic drawing; shoulder blade, pressive pain beneath; leg and foot, ragged and deep ulcers.


As if everything about right Shoulder blade was suppurating and bruised; as if tired and weary; lower limbs as if bruised; as if she would fall from a height.
Anxiety and griping: in belly.
Drawing: cramplike pain on inner border of sole; on breast bone; in right side of neck.
Drawing tensive pain: of glands of left ramus of lower jaw.
Pressing: headache; in throat; on last rib, left side; beneath shoulder blade.
Burning and stinging: in face.
Tearing: in urethra; in upper part of calf.
Splitting pain: in head.
Stitches: in right side of chest.
Dull, coarse stitches: in middle of right side of abdomen.
Boring-digging pain: deep in region of navel.
Stretching and dragging: in groin.
Aching: in ear; of ribs.
Drawing pressing tension: in wrists and ankles.
Burning: in upper part of calf.
Stinging: in wounds.
Soreness: of abdomen.
Tenderness: in right iliac region.
Pain: in abdomen; in uterine region; in knees.
Tired, weary feeling: in lower limbs.
Swollen sensation: in lips.
Crawls: on back.
Heat: and headache in forehead; in face.
Dryness: and biting in margin of lid.


Stimulates proliferation of white globules, augments quantity of fibrine and its transformation into connective tissue.
Secures healing by first intention.
Suggillations; bloody and serous infiltrations of cellular tissue in open wounds and ulcers.
Inflammations resulting from cutting or tearing parts.
Promotes granulations and prevents disfiguring scars.
Promotes favorable cicatrization with the least possible amount of suppuration.
Sloughing and suppuration from mechanical injuries; prevents or arrests gangrene.
Loss of skin, cell and muscle substance.
Valuable in healing or reproducing bone.
(OBS:) Scrofula.
(OBS:) Cutaneous cancers.


Most violent pains after bandages are put on.
Sore to touch: glands.
After surgical operations, to promote healthy granulations, and to prevent or arrest gangrene.
After removing tumors, to prevent suppuration.
Profuse, bad colored, stinking suppuration, hectic fever both bone and muscle wounded by a ball; caries.
External wounds and lacerations, with (or without) loss of substance; articular wounds and clean, surgical cuts.
In all cases with loss of soft parts, when no union can be effected by means of adhesive plaster.
Lacerated, torn and jagged looking flesh wounds.
Skin or flesh has come off in pieces.
Penetrating wounds in articulations with abundant flow of synovia.
Rupture of muscles or tendons.
Dislocations with injury to soft parts.
Chills, fever and headaches from mechanical injuries.

SKIN. [46]

(OBS:) Jaundice.
(OBS:) Soft warts.
Stinging pain in wound during fever heat; surroundings look very red.
A wound is painful, in morning, as if bruised and smarting, with picking in it and threatening to suppurate.
Wound raw and inflamed; painful, as if beaten; parts around wound become red, with stinging in wound during febrile heat; constitutional tendency to erysipelas.
In charring of skin, after separation of slough.
Old, neglected wounds, maggoty and offensive ulcers: weak, indolent, irritable inflamed, sloughing, varicose, or hemorrhagic; excessive secretion of pus; Painful, as if beaten; surrounding parts are red; stinging during fever; agg. at night.
Abscesses; when induration occurs after surgical operations, followed by suppuration, wound becomes raw and inflamed, is painful in morning as if beaten, with stinging, followed by throbbing, as if it would suppurate.
Hinders or prevents gangrene.


Girl, aet. 22, dreadfully mangled lower limbs by wheels of car. ~ Flesh wounds.
Girl, aet. 22, robust, remarkably healthy, suffering from burn by camphene, maltreated by allopathy for six weeks, until pronounced past recovery.
A man, aet 42, for five years an ulcer on leg of a mercurio-syphilitic origin.


Contains a great deal of nitrogen and more phosphoric acid.
Antidotes: Arnica (pain in lacerated hand).
Compatible: Arnica, arsen., Bryon., Nitr. ac., Phosphor., Rhus tox., administered internally as indicated; before Arnica, Hepar; after Arsen.
Incompatible: Camphor.
Complementary: Hepar (pyaemia).
Compare: Arnica, arsen., Bryon., Calc. sulph., Camphor, Carb. an., Carb. veg., Hyper., In painful wounds, Ledum, Nitr. ac., Phosphor., Rhus tox., Ruta, Salic. ac., in putrid, gangrenous wounds, Sulph. ac., Symphyt.
General remarks: Calendula, like Salic. ac., is useful in preventing excessive suppuration, and in preventing putridity, both keeping from wounds and sores septic germs. The odor of the flowers is disliked by mosquitoes; and the smoke of the burning plant will drive mice and lizards from houses.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 03, 1881
Description: Clinical materia medica of Calendula officinalis
Remedies: Calendula officinalis
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1881
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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