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Calendula Officinalis | Origin: Egypt

Calendula / Pot Marigold Whole, Organic, 1/2 LB.

Calendula / Pot Marigold Whole, Organic, 1/2 LB.

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Calendula is used externally as a tea, in baths or salves, and for skin issues. It is not related to the common garden Marigold, although it is commonly called Pot Marigold.

Traditionally used as a gargle for helping to reduce inflammation of the mouth, throat, and tonsils, this colorful herb has many soothing and healing properties. Calendula is most frequently used externally on wounds, burns, sensitive skin and for first aid purposes, as it may help soothe and rejuvenate the skin.

Common names: Calendula, Pot Marigold

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."

Instructions / How To Use

Calendula can be used in many bath and body DIY projects. Make a Sugar or Salt Scrub! 1. Add a tablespoon of dried petals to 1/2 cup sugar or epson salt. 2. Add 1/4 cup of your favorite oil such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil or a blend of two oils. 3. (Optional) Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. 4. Mix together and store in an airtight 6 oz jar. Calendula Infused Massage Oil 1. Fill glass jar 1/3 full of herbs and cover with coconut oil or your oil of choice. Screw on lid and place jar on top of a dishtowel in a crock pot. Fill the crock pot with water (but not above the jar’s lid) and turn on warm for three days. 2. Check the water level everyday to make sure the water hasn’t evaporated, and fill as needed. NEVER pour cold water over a hot glass jar. 3. After three days, strain the herbs off of the oil (while warm). Store in a glass jar in a cool, dark location. Calendula Salve 1. Follow instructions above for making a massage oil. 2. Melt a 1/2 cup (approximately 2 oz. of beeswax pastilles for 8 to 9 oz. of infused oil) of beeswax in a saucepan on low heat and add oil. Remove from heat and stir until completely melted. Add a drop of vitamin E oil or grapeseed oil for every ounce of oil. This is a natural preservative. 3. Pour into metal tins and let sit over night or carefully place in refrigerator to cool and harden.

Ingredients

Organic Calendula Flowers

Precautions / Allergens

Not recommended for internal use when pregnant. If you are allergic to plants in the Asteraceae family you may be allergic to calendula. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional before adding herbal products to your routine, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medications.

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At Bulk Herb Store, we want your return experience to be as pleasant and easy as possible. If you are in any way unsatisfied with your order, you can contact us concerning a refund within 60 days of receiving your order. Any returned items must be received within 60 days of invoice date. We’re sorry, but returns are not accepted after this time and will not be refunded.

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Please email herbs@bulkherbstore.com before returning your items, and we will be glad to assist you with your return. 

Once we receive the items, we will credit back your debit or credit card or PayPal account (depending on what payment method you used when ordering) for the cost of the item(s) received according to the guidelines below. If you paid with a check or money order (and sometimes if the order is older than 30 days), your refund will be issued in the form of a company check.

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  • Shipping charges for returned item(s) are the sole responsibility of the customer.  Returned or non-deliverable packages will be canceled upon receipt, and any return fees charged by the carrier will be deducted from the product refund.  
  • Original shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer, and are non-refundable.  
  • International shipping charges are also non-refundable.  It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the item(s) ordered will clear their country’s customs. Bulk Herb Store is not responsible for any international orders that may be discarded by customs or lost during shipping.
  • Sorry, but we do not offer exchanges or store credits.

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If you notice a discrepancy with your order after receiving it, or receive a broken or damaged item, please contact us immediately within 60 days of receiving the order so that we can remedy the problem. Any order errors reported after 60 days cannot be remedied.

Infestation

Organic and non-treated herbs, spices and teas, although great for the environment and for our health, are often susceptible to infestation even with proper storage and preventative measures.

At Bulk Herb Store, we take measures to ensure that our herbs and teas are kept fresh and pest-free, including preventative steps such as using natural repellents and placing traps. In addition, Bulk Herb Store uses good hygiene practices to ensure a healthy, clean and pest-free environment for our Organic and wildcrafted herbs and spices.

It is our policy to make sure that all herbs leaving the BHS warehouse are pest-free. However, in the event that you find one of the herbs or herbal mixes you purchased is infested, please contact us within 60 days of purchase for a full refund or replacement, and we will credit you back for the item(s)-- no questions asked.

Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with your health care provider before adding any supplements to your routine.

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FAQs

What is the shelf life of bulk herbs?

Shelf life varies from one herb to another. A powdered herb will lose its properties much faster than a whole or cut herb. Those with volatile oils like peppermint will lose their freshness much sooner than those without the oils. Roots have the longest shelf life as they are much denser than flowers and leaves.

So, it's kind of difficult to give you a quick and simple answer. Most herb books have something to say on the subject, but they are not very specific. Just as we did, you will gain insight in this area as you get more familiar with each herb.

What is the best way to store bulk herbs?

In general, keep the herbs in air-tight containers, as cool as possible, and don't expose them to light unless in use.

Which is more effective - tea or tincture?

Teas and tinctures both have their individual advantages.

The potency of most herbs is much greater in a tincture. However, a tea can be immediately prepared and taken.

Also, a tea often has an immediate soothing or invigorating aspect to it (depending on the herbs used).

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