A gorgeous flower related to marigolds and sunflowers, it is a gentle yet powerful medicinal as well. They have been used to prevent muscle spasms, as an emmenagogue, and to reduce fevers. Calendula has also been cited to support menstrual cramps, sore throat and mouth, and ulcers. Topically, Calendula is famous for its support in reducing pain, swelling, and to treat poorly healing wounds. It is topically used for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, nosebleeds, and more. Calendula can be used in a tea, in food preparations, salves, compresses and more.