Calendula is a genus of about 12-20 species of annual or perennialherbaceousplants in the daisy family. Asteraceae,native to an area from Macaronesia east through the Mediterranean to Iran.
Calendula should not be confused with other plants that are also known as marigolds,such as corn marigold,desert marigold,marsh marigold,or plants of the genus Tagetes.lutein is a excellent colorant and active ingredient derives from Calendula,Which Can enhance human immunity and prevent coronary disease and cardiovascular sclerosis.
1.Calendula officinalis extract as inhibitor of tumor and cancer.
2.Calendula officinalis extract as skin cancer inhibitor and care skin.
3.Calendula officinalis extract has function of anti-inflammatory,antibacterial.
4.Calendula officinalis extract oxidative metabolites in chemoprevention of cancer.
1)Applied in food field,it is mainly used as food additives for colorant and nutrient.
2)Applied in pharmaceutical field,it is mainly used in vision care products to alleviate visual fatigue,reduce incidence of AMD,retinitispigmentosa(RP),cataract,retinopathy,myopia,floaters,and glaucoma.
3)Applied in cosmetics filed,it is mainly used to whitening, anti-wrinkle and UV protection.