Calendula - CALENDULA OFFICINALIS
(Whole) (Organically Grown) Available in 1/4 OZ, 1/2 OZ, 1 OZ.
Other: marigold, pot marigold
Calendula officinalis L.1
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Calendula is a well-known medicinal herb and uplifting ornamental garden plant that has been used therapeutically, ceremonially, and as a dye and food plant for centuries. Most commonly known as for its topical use as a tea or infused oil for wounds and skin trauma, the bright orange or yellow flower contains many important constituents and can be taken internally for a variety of ailments.
Antispasmodic, astringent,5,20 cholagogue, diaphorhetic, vulnerary,3,9 lymphatic, emmenagogue, cholagogue, hepatic14
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Dried flower as a tea, tincture, or infused oil.
The fresh plant can be prepared as a tea or tincture.
The fresh flowers are edible.
Calendula has been reported to contain high levels of calendic acid in the seed. This acid oxidizes rapidly and therefore has potential to replace several hazardous VOC (volatile organic compounds) that are used industrially as a drying agent in paints, varnishes, and plastics.21,22
The color of ornamental fish that are bred in captivity can be intensified by adding calendula flowers to their diet10
Specific: Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with calendula, as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.