PACIFIC NORTHWEST GROWN. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Whole Flowers
Calendula officinalis flowers are best known as a remarkable vulnerary, gently disinfecting, reducing inflammation, and aiding the healing of cuts, scrapes, and wounds. Its 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.
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.
The many names by which it has been called testify to its ancient and widespread presence in the world: Pot Marigold, Summer’s Bride, Husbandman’s Dial, Holigold, Marybud, Marygold, Bride of the Sun, Spousa Solis, Golds, Bull Flower, Butterwort, Care, Cowbloom, Drunkard, Golden Flower of Mary, Gouls, Goulans, Kingcups, Holygold, Sun’s Bride, Water Dragon, Yolk of Egg, Poet’s Marygold, Publican and Sinner, Ruddles, Scotch Marigold, Shining Herb, Solsequia, Gold, Ringelblume, Studentenblume, Totenblume, Goldblume (German); souci (French); Nagietek lekarski (Polish); Goedsbloem-wratten-kruid (Dutch); Calendula Gialla, Fiorrancio, Calenzola (Italian); Flamenquilla, Maravilla, Flor de Muerto (Spanish); Maravilhas, Marianas (Portuguese); Ringblomma (Swedish); Nogotki, Lekarstvennye (Russian); Chin-chan-hua (Chinese); Janvah, Azariyunah, Azarboya (Arabic).
Em’s Herbals provides beautiful whole organic Pacific Northwest grown Calendula blossoms, perfect for creating your own poultices, tinctures, and cosmetic blends. 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 Butter, virgin unrefined organic coconut oil, and organic beeswax, a remarkable application for cuts. scratches, abrasions, and other inflamed skin surfaces.
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