Calendula extracts have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties. PLUS: all bunnies seem to love it!
Marigolds belong to the Asteraceae, the sunflower family. They often used as a vegetable or flower. There are various types including the Calendula officinalis, commonly known as pot, common, Scotch marigold or ruddles.
Their petals have carotenoids flavoxanthin and auroxanthin which are antioxidants, and they give them their orange-yellow colors while their leaves and the stem have lutein, carotenoids, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene.
According to DoveMed, some of their uses include healing foot ulcers, speeds skin healing process, helps fight against cancer, reduces inflammatory problems, among other benefits.