Marigold (calendula) orange, whole organic

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Whole organic marigold flowers, also known as calendula, are one of the most versatile herbs to work with. The bright orange petals provide vibrant color and textural interest to tea blends, salads and soups, while the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in the flowers lend their properties to various skin care preparations.

organic certificate information

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originEgypt
active compoundsAmino acids, carotenoids, coumarins, flavonoids, polysaccharides, quinines, steroids, tannins, triterpene saponins, calendulin, rutin, narcissin, calendulosides A-D, isoquercitrin, chlorogenic acid, coumaric acid and quercetin.
plant part usedflower
processingwhole

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaBright orange flowers without remarkable aroma.
flavor profileFloral, mildly sweet and pleasant tasting. Pair with lavender, yarrow, elder flower and chamomile in teas.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInfuse whole orange marigold flowers in oil for use in salves, balms, soaps, lotions and creams. Water infusions may be used to make shampoo and hair tonics to condition and provide highlights for light hair shades.
industrialCalendula is widely used in the cosmetic industry.
culinaryAdd whole orange marigold flowers to herbal tea blends, soups and green salads.
aromaticUse in dried herb displays and potpourri for color contrast.
safetyUse with caution if you are allergic to other plants in the daisy family, such as ragweed.

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