by H. C. Allen
Calendula suited for Traumatic affections: to secure union by first intention and prevent suppuration.
In Calendula all cases of loss of soft parts when union cannot be effected by means of adhesive plaster.
External wounds with or without loss of substance; torn and jagged looking wounds; post-surgical operation; to promote healthy granulation and prevent excessive suppuration and disfiguring scars.
Traumatic and idiopathic neuroma ( Cepa ); neuritis from lacerated wounds ( Hypericum ); exhausted from loss of blood and excessive pain.
Rupture of muscles or tendons; lacerations during labor; wounds penetrating articulations with loss of synovial fluids.
Wounds: with sudden pain during febrile heat; constitutional tendency to erysipelas ( Psorinum ); old, neglected, offensive; threatening gangrene ([Acidum salicylicum]).
Calendula Ulcers: irritable, inflamed, sloughing, varicose; painful as if beaten ( Arnica ); excessive secretion of pus.
Calendula is almost specific for clean, surgical cuts or lacerated wounds, to prevent excessive suppuration.
Relations. – Complementary: Hepar, [Acidum salicylicum]
Similar: to, Hypericum in injuries to parts rich in sentient nerves where pain is excessive and out of all proportion to injury.
Similar: to, Arnica in traumatism without laceration of soft tissue.
Symp., Calcarea p., for non-union of bones.
Rhus, Ruta, strains or injuries of single muscles.
[Acidum salicylicum] prevents excessive suppuration; gangrene.
Acid Sulphuricum in painful, gangrenous wounds; said to destroy septic germs.
Acts well in potency as in tincture, applied locally and my be administered internally at the same time.