Calendula Flowers  - Organic, Whole. (Pot Marigold)

Herbs: Calendula Flowers - whole, Organically Grown

Common names: Calendula, Pot Marigold
Latin name: Calendula officinalis
Origin: Egypt/USA

Excerpts from The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook

With those bright, yellow orange flowers, you might mistake Calendula Flowers for any other marigold. But calendula is actually an entirely different plant. It's native to northern Africa and the south-central portion of Europe, but it can be grown elsewhere, including indoors. If you can't visually distinguish calendula flowers from marigold, you'll probably be more successful using your nose: regular garden marigolds give off a strong, unpleasant aroma (although some people like it); calendula flowers are comparatively milder.

Therapeutic uses for calendula flowers include burns, inflammation, mucositis, and pharyngitis.

Excerpts from Practical Herbalism

Calendula is a remedy long used throughout Europe and the Americas for wound healing and ulcer treatments. Culpeper speaks of the flowers, either fresh or dried, as being "much used in possets, broth, and drink as a comforter of the heart and spirits, and to expel any malignant or pestilential quality which might annoy them."


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pregnancy
by Tessie on Mar 29, 2014

Is calendula safe to take during pregnancy?

    Re: pregnancy
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 1, 2014

    Hello, Calendula is safe to use externally is nearly all cases. However for internal use I would recommend that you ask your midwife or doctor for their opinion since they know you and your baby better than anyone else. Thanks!

breastfeeding
by tanya on Oct 1, 2013

is it safe to drink calendula tea while breastfeeding?

    Re: breastfeeding
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 1, 2013

    Yes, you can take while nursing. Thanks!

Awesome!
by Corissa on Aug 13, 2013

Calendula flowers are great! Definitely put them in your body care!

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