, Pot Marigold
Marigold Petals, Oil
Triterpense, Resins, Bitter glucosides, Volatile oil, Sterols, Flavonoids,
An aromatic, erect, annual herb, upto 60cm in high, stem angular glandular,
hairy, leaves long, lower spathulate, entire, upper lanceolate. With
cordate-amplexicaul base, flowers heads terminal, heterogamous, light yellow
to deep orange, ray florets fertile.
Calendula petals can be used to make a nourishing skin cream or cleanser,
and a strong infusion made from marigold petals can be used to lighten hair.
Flowers are used for hair rinse, herbal bath for stimulation to aid
circulation and sooth skin.
and comfrey for an all-purpose soothing mix for all skin types.
Good in bath or facial mixtures. Used in the bath is considered
stimulating. Cosmetic Flower Add petals to creams and baths for cleansing,
healing and softening the skin. Aromatic Pungent to sweet aroma, deters
flies. Calendula used both internally and externally has been found to be
one of the single most useful herbs in skin care. It is useful for cuts,
abrasions, wounds, bruises, fungal infections, rashes and insect bites. The
flowers were used on a large scale by surgeons during the American Civil War
to treat wounds and there it received its highest recognition. Used in a
massage oil it is said to help get rid of cellulite.
Anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle spasms, Astringent, Prevents
haemorrhaging, Heals wounds antiseptic, Detoxifying, Mildly oestrongenic.
Calendula is said to encourage healing, aid digestion, fight fungal
infections and cure diaper rash. this flower can be used as many herbal
medicinal remedies for headaches, toothaches, stomachaches, fever reducers
and menstrual cramps. It can reduce swelling in insect bites, sprains,
jaundice, sore eyes, wounds and other skin irritations when the calendula is
made into an ointment. Lip balms can be made to soothe chapped lips as well.
The calendula's bright colors ranging from gold to bright orange have also
been boiled to make brilliant dyes for fabrics, cosmetics and food.