It has antiseptic, demulcent, decongestant, healing, anti-in ammatory and anti- ogistic properties. Calendula is commonly used to speed the healing of burns, bruises, and cuts, as well as the minor infections they cause. It stimulates renovating of skin and diminishes scar formation. It is particularly indicated for children. It can also be used to treat cracked and reddened skins, erythemas caused by nappy rash and by sun, dry dermatosis, chilblain, aphthas, tonsillitis and genital infections.