Marigold / Calendula Flower Organic Whole

Marigold / Calendula Flower Organic Whole

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Calendula, also known as marigold, is an annual member of the daisy family that is native to western Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean region.

The whole flower heads are added to soups and broths. Marigold flowers are also used to produce a light, yellow dye and natural food coloring. The flowers also add a mild, pleasant flavor to herbal tea blends.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound20
plant part usedflowers

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a dark, cool place.
appearance & aromaGolden yellow flower parts with a mild, fresh scent.


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cosmeticInfuse in in oil for use in soaps, lotions, balms and other topical formulations.
decorativeAdd the petals to floral displays and potpourri mixes.
culinaryUse to garnish soups and salads. May also be baked in cookies, cakes and breads. Excellent tea herb.
householdCalendula produces a natural yellow dye for coloring wool and cloth.

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flavor profile

marigold/calendula flowers

Mildly sweet and citrusy, sometimes peppery. Goes well with other florals, citrus peel, vanilla, black pepper and warm spices.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

marigold/calendula flowers

Calendula is a perennial member of the aster family, although it is cultivated as an annual in colder climates. The plant is thought to be originally native to southern Europe, but is now distributed in temperate regions throughout the world. It is also a popular addition to kitchen herb gardens.

For thousands of years, calendula has been used as food and medicine and to produce a yellow dye to color leather, cloth and other textiles. Viking women were known to use calendula flowers to add golden highlights to their hair, a practice that continues to provide an alternative to chemical-based hair dye today.

Calendula also has a long history of use in skin care products. The petals, which contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, including carotenoids such as lutein, are used to make nourishing skin oils, creams, lotions, facial serums and soaps.

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