Calendula contraindications


Is calendula dangerous?

According to current toxicological studies, pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.

The plant is included in the GRAS classification of the Ministry of Health in the U.S. (Generally Recognized As Safe)

What are the contraindications of calendula?

  • Pregnant women: It is not proven the safety of this plant during pregnancy, so pot marigold is NOT recommended during pregnancy due to the lack of studies and as a possible remedy with emmenagogue effects. It may cause miscarriage and should not be used internally or externally.* More information: Plants and pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding women: It not proven the safety of this plant during lactation, so it is Not recommended for use during breastfeeding.* More information: Plants for breastfeeding.


    Pot marigold

  • People with an allergy to Compositae plants: people who are allergic to plants of the Compositae family, such as daisies, chrysanthemums or ragweed, should be especially careful with this plant, as it belongs to the same botanical family.
  • Drugs and operations: people who are in drug treatment or an operation should not use this plant. There are insufficient studies on the effect of the plant with other drugs or medications. The first notes indicate that Calendula may increase the effects of sedatives sleeping pills.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

29 May, 2024

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