Also known as Gold-bloom, Port’s Marigold, Gold, Marigold, Marybud, Pot Marigold, and Eye Flower
$3.00 per Ounce
History: Calendula Flowers have had been used in many different ways throughout history. Anciently, Hindus, Greeks, and Romans used the flowers as a food and fabric dye and as decoration in gardens, homes, and temples. In the Middle Ages, the English used dried flower petals in many different types of food from bread to syrup.were also dried and used culinarily. However, Calendula was best known for its medicinal use as a remedy for skin conditions. Dioscorides, an ancient Greek healer, called Calendula an excellent skin healer. During the Dark Ages, Calendula was believed to have magical powers by Medieval healers due to its healing abilities and was a primary ingredient in ointments, balms, salves, and creams. In North America, Cherokee Medicine men used Calendula for a wide range of skin conditions and external wounds. Calendula continues to be used to treat skin conditions today.
ModernUses: External treatment of ulcers, varicose veins, pain, swelling, cuts, and abrasions. Internal treatment for fever, measles, and wound care
The Commission E approved the internal and topical use of calendula flower for inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. It was also approved externally for poorly healing wounds. Specifically, herbal infusions, tinctures, and ointments are used to respond to skin and mucous membrane inflammations such as pharyngitis, dermatitis, leg ulcers, bruises, boils, and rashes
Active Ingredients: Saponins, carotenoids, bitter principle, sterols, flavonoids, mucilage
Actions: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary, anti-microbial, cholagogue, emmenagogue, tonic
Complementary herbs: Marshmallow Root, American Cranesbill, Slippery Elm, Goldenseal, Myrrh