Monograph: Calendula - Buccal

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Date: 2018-08-28

NHPID name

Calendula officinalis ( Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy )

Proper name(s)

Calendula officinalis ( USDA 2008 )

Common name(s)

Source material

Flower ( Unavailable )

Route Of administration


Dosage form(s)

Those suited to the allowable route(s) of administration. This monograph is not intended to include food-like dosage forms such as bars, chewing gums or beverages.

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve mucous membrane inflammations of the mouth and/or throat.  (Bradley 2006, Blumenthal et al. 2000, Saunders 2000, Felter and Lloyd 1983[1898])




1 - 4 Grams , dried flower

Directions for use: Rinse and/or gargle as needed. ( Saunders 2000 )

See Appendix 1 for examples of appropriate dosage preparations and frequencies of use, according to cited references. The purpose of Appendix 1 is to provide guidance to industry.

Duration of use

No statement is required

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Contraindication(s): No statement is required Known Adverse Reaction(s): Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs.

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed

Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use



1 - 2 g dried flower (Saunders 2000)

Directions for use:

Pour 150 ml of boiling water over dried flower and infuse. Rinse and/or gargle as needed (Saunders 2000).

Fluid extract:

2 - 4 g dried equivalent (1:1, 40% alcohol, 2-4 ml) (Saunders 2000)

Directions for use:

Add to 1,250 ml water (Saunders 2000). Rinse and/or gargle as needed.