Calendula / Pot Marigold Whole
Calendula is used externally as a tea, in baths or salves, and for the skin. It is not related to the common garden Marigold, although it is commonly called Pot Marigold.
Traditionally used as a gargle for helping our natural health, this colorful herb has many soothing and healing properties. Judge for yourself! Calendula is most frequently used externally, 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 many cases.”