WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Multicolored Whole Flowers, Organic
Common names: Pot Marigold, Summer’s Bride, Husbandman’s Dial, Marybud, Marygold, Bride of the Sun, Golds, Bull Flower, Butterwort, Care, Cowbloom, Drunkard, Golden Flower of Mary, Goulans, Kingcups, Holygold, Sun’s Bride, Water Dragon, Yolk of Egg, Publican and Sinner, Ruddles, Shining Herb, Solsequia, Gold, Ringelblume, Studentenblume, Totenblume, Goldblume, Souci, Nagietek Lekarski, Goedsbloem-wratten-kruid, Calendula Gialla, Fiorrancio, Calenzola, Flamenquilla, Maravilla, Flor de Muerto, Maravilhas, Marianas, Ringblomma, Nogotki, Lekarstvennye, Chin-chan-hua, Janvah, Azariyunah, Azarboya
Harvested minutes from our shop and dried in-house, these incredible multicolored whole organic Calendula blossoms are amazingly fresh and vibrant. Perfect for teas, cooking, and for creating your own poultices, tinctures, cosmetic blends, and craft projects! Note that while the Calendula flowers typically used in herbal medicine are orange and yellow in color, we're confident that the gorgeous red ones included in this batch are just as potent for healing.
Calendula is a well-loved garden flower, growing up to 30 inches tall, believed to be native to southern Europe. The name Calendula is said to refer to the perpetual flowering of this hardy plant throughout all the months of the calendar in many regions, where it is perennial. In more temperate areas, it’s grown as an annual, flowering from June until killed by frost.
Calendula is known to kitchen gardeners as an edible flower, adding its bright color to salads and many other dishes. Historically, the Pot Marigold has been used in Greek, Roman, Middle Eastern, and Indian culture as a medicine, food, and dye.
Calendula officinalis flowers are best known as a remarkable vulnerary, gently disinfecting, reducing inflammation, and aiding the healing of cuts, scrapes, and wounds. Calendula's antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and immune promoting properties are widely recognized.
Active ingredients found in Calendula flowers include phenolic compounds (such as flavonoids and coumarins), steroids, terpenoids, carbohydrates, lipids, tocopherols, quinones, carotenes, essential oils, fatty acids, and minerals.
We also offer a premium Calendula Oil, organic jojoba oil infused with Calendula, excellent for diaper rashes, eczema, and other skin irritations, as well Pure Calendula Salve, a rich, buttery product that combines the infused oil with fair trade organic virgin unrefined Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) butter, virgin unrefined organic Coconut oil, and organic Beeswax, a remarkable application for cuts, scratches, abrasions, and other inflamed skin surfaces.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.