Calendula flower petals are traditionally used for their beneficial effects on skin and other connective tissues. They are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringing, hence helping to prevent infection and promote wound healing. This makes them an ideal ingredient in oral care products. This Weleda Calendula toothpaste is a fluoride free, all natural formula that supports tooth and gum health without the use of synthetic chemicals. Flavoured with the sweet refreshing taste of fennel essential oil, this toothpaste is peppermint free to make it suitable for people taking homeopathic remedies (and for people who dislike the taste of mints!).