Marigold (Calendula) Whole

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Marigold is a yellow flower related to asters and sunflowers. The plant gets its botanical name of Calendula from the Latin word that means "little calendar" or "little clock", a reference to the fact that the plant's bloom coincides with the new moon each month.

Aside from providing a mildly sweet and relaxing tea, a strong infusion of whole calendula flowers brightens and blends away gray in fair hair when used as a final rinse.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound20
plant part usedflower

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in an airtight container away from direct light and heat.
appearance & aromaSunny yellow petals with a light, fresh scent.


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cosmeticUse in infused oils, lip balms, salves, creams, lotions and hair and skin rinses. Excellent for making natural diaper rash creams and other products for babies and children.
decorativeDisplay in a bowl with other dried flowers and herbs.
culinaryAdd to tea blends and to lend golden color to sauces and soups.
householdUse in herbal sachets for drawers and closets.
industrialCalendula is used in the cosmetics and fragrance industries. It is also used in the food industry as a coloring agent for cheese and other foods.

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marigold/calendula flowers

Citrus-like with a sharp finish. Pairs with many other herbs and flowers used in tea blends.

formulas & recipes

marigold/calendula flowers

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what else you should know

marigold/calendula flowers

Calendula, also called pot marigold, is a member of the daisy family that is native to Europe and cultivated as an annual in cooler climates and as a perennial in warmer regions. It is a companion plant to other species in the garden that are affected by soil nematodes and those that benefit from the presence of pollen beetles.

Since the time of the ancient Romans and Greeks, calendula has been used to make a natural dye for cloth. A strong infusion (tea) of the flowers adds golden highlights to fair hair. The flowers are also fed to canaries to enhance the color of their feathers.

Although the ancients could not have known that calendula contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory carotenes, the herb has been used for centuries to make topical preparations to ease eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, abrasions and other irritations.

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