Contractions. - Calend. Cln.
Calendula officinalis. Nat. ord., Compositae.
Synonyms. - Caltha officinalis, Solseginum aureum, Verrucaria.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 13.
Marigold. For. names: German, Ringelblume; French, Le Souci de Jardin; Italian, Calendula; Spanish, Calendula.
Habitat. - France, and in cultivated ground over the greater part of Europe.
Flowering time. - All the summer.
Parts employed. - The leaves and flowers.
Characters. - A well-known garden annual. Short, bushy, pale green herb, stem and leaves pubescent. Leaves, lower and middle oval and blunt, upper ones lance-shaped. Flowers gold-coloured, radiated, growing from the ends of the branches.
Time for collecting. - Summer.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with dilute spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., xvii. Allg. Horn.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ to 1, Tincture only. 3x and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules. Average loss of moisture, 86 per cent.