Marigold (Calendula) Powder

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per 1/4 Pound
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$3.74 
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$9.36 

Marigold (Calendula), also known as Bride of the Sun and Poor Man’s Saffron, is a Mediterranean native grown as an ornamental throughout the world. Like many of its botanical cousins, this member of the sunflower family produces vibrant yellow-orange flowerheads that also provide color and flavor to butter, cheese and other foods, as well as pharmaceutical drugs and hair and skin care products. Calendula powder is a concentrated form of the best the plant has to offer – phenolic acids, flavonoids, carotenoids, aroma compounds and a unique mix of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originEgypt
active compoundsBeta-carotene, calendulin, rutin, narcissin, calendulosides A-D, isoquercitrin, chlorogenic acid, coumaric acid, quercetin, sterols, tannin, amino acids, mucilage.
plant part usedflower
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dry place in a sealed container.
appearance & aromaCream-to-yellow powder without significant aroma.
flavor profileSlightly bitter and astringent tasting. Calendula powder blends well in teas and tonics with fruit powders, and especially well with lavender powder and rose petals.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse calendula powder in creams, lotions, infused oils, bath bombs, bath salts, body butters, facial toners, facial masks, scrubs, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.
culinaryCalendula powder may be used in tea blends and to add a floral note to vegetable broths and soups.
wellnessEncapsulate calendula powder alone or in combination with other herbs with similar qualities, such as turmeric.
safetyThere are very few safety concerns regarding calendula powder. However, if you have a known allergy to other plants in the daisy family, such as ragweed, it would be a good idea to perform a 24-hour skin patch test before using it topically. In addition, this herb should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy. While there are no reports of herb-drug interactions, the actions of this herb may interact with certain medications, such as sedatives, and medications for diabetes and high blood pressure. Consult your health care practitioner for advice.

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