Plant name: Calendula officinalis L.
Active constituents: triterpenoids, lutein, Beta Carotene, and Lycopene
- C. officinalis triterpenoids are considered as the most important anti-inflammatory principles of the extract
- Widely used in traditional medicines as an anti-inflammatory agent and has been reported to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral activities
- Lutein possess chemopreventive potential
- B-carotene has been reported to quench reactive oxygen species
- Lycopene reduces transcript levels of proinflammatory cytokines.