It is one of the most popular herbs use by western herbalists. It has the quality to constrict the capillary vessels which explains why it is so efficient for dealing with cuts, wounds, varicose veins and a variety of inflammatory diseases. The oil is for red and agitated skin, minor burns, sunburn, acne and heat rash. It is effective in fungus such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, vaginal fungus and other fungal infections. It can soothe nappy rash, cradle cap and sore nipples from breastfeeding. Calendula slightly increases the production of oestrogen and is often used to help reduce period pain. Vaginal washing.