Marigold (Calendula) Orange Whole

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Marigold calendula, also known as pot marigold (and not to be confused with their smaller cousin, the garden marigold (Tagetes sp.), is a favorite plant among herbalists with a place of equal importance in the cutting garden, the kitchen pantry and the home apothecary.

Named after the Latin word calendae because it tends to bloom at or near the first of every month, the plant’s bright orange petals lend vibrant color to many foods and beverages, as well as an abundance of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds to various skin care products. Whole orange marigold calendula flowers include the involucres, the green “cup” at the base of the flowerhead where the plant’s store of resinous oils reside.

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active compoundsAmino acids, carotenoids, coumarins, flavonoids, polysaccharides, quinines, steroids, tannins, triterpene saponins.
plant part usedflower

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaWhole flowerheads with bright orange petals with involucres intact. No significant aroma.
flavor profileOrange calendula flowers have a mild, slightly sweet flavor with floral notes.


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cosmeticInfuse whole orange marigold calendula flowerheads in oil using, if possible, the simpler’s method (solar-infused for several weeks) for use in making salves, creams, lotions and other topical formulations. Include the flowers in bath “tea” bags. This herb is a good choice for natural baby powders, soaps, shampoos and diaper rash creams.
decorativeUse whole orange calendula flowers in potpourri and other herbal crafts.
culinaryAdd to soups and homemade bone broth. Prepare tea from the whole flowers, alone or in combination with other botanicals.
industrialCalendula is used in the food, beverage, supplement and cosmetic industries.
safetyUse with caution if you have an allergy to plants in the aster family, such as ragweed.

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