Calendula (Calendula officinalis), or pot marigold, is native to Southwestern Asia, Western Europe, Micronesia, and the Mediterranean. Saint Hildegard of Bingen was likely the first to cultivate the herb, which became a mainstay of European herbal studies. With its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties, it is considered one of the best remedies for slow-healing wounds or ulcers. It is also prescribed for abdominal cramps, constipation, women’s reproductive issues, sore throat, diaper rash, chapped lips, or split skin. In Ayurveda medicine a herb is used on minor wounds, eye irritations, and bee stings. Called Jin Shan ju in Chinese medicine, calendula is used to support healthy skin.