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Calendula is a resinous herb popular in ointments, salves, or creams for various skin problems, such as eczema, skin rashes, bedsores, diaper rash, varicose veins, bruises, burns, bites, and sore breasts. The tea is used locally for sore throats, slow-healing wounds, or leukorrhea and internally for fever and swollen lymph glands. The tea or tincture is beneficial for the healing of ulcers in the digestive tract and to ease gallbladder inflammation and enlarged, sore lymph glands. An extract of calendula flowers (combined with allantoin) was shown to dramatically accelerate the healing of surgically induced wounds and prevent infection.