BULK HERB- Calendula


Calendula officinalis is a versatile and powerful herb with a rich history of medicinal use. Its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and healing properties make it an essential component in natural medicine and skincare.

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Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Description: Calendula, commonly known as marigold, is a bright and cheerful flower belonging to the Asteraceae family. It is characterized by its vibrant yellow to deep orange petals and a distinctive aromatic scent. Native to the Mediterranean region, calendula is now widely cultivated around the world for its ornamental beauty and its therapeutic properties. The flowers are primarily used in herbal medicine and skincare products.

Medicinal Benefits: Calendula is renowned for its diverse medicinal benefits, which are attributed to its rich content of bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, triterpenoids, saponins, and essential oils.

Key medicinal benefits include:

  • Anti-inflammatory: Reduces swelling and irritation, making it effective for soothing skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and rashes.
  • Wound Healing: Promotes tissue regeneration and accelerates the healing process of cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds. Its antimicrobial properties also help prevent infection.
  • Antimicrobial: Exhibits antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, aiding in the prevention and treatment of infections.
  • Antioxidant: Protects the skin from oxidative stress and environmental damage, promoting overall skin health.
  • Digestive Health: Soothes and heals gastrointestinal issues, such as ulcers and gastritis, by reducing inflammation and promoting mucosal healing.

Uses: Calendula is highly versatile and can be used in various forms, including teas, tinctures, salves, creams, and infusions. Common uses include:

  • Topical Applications: Calendula is widely used in creams, salves, and ointments to treat skin conditions, minor wounds, burns, insect bites, and rashes. It soothes, heals, and protects the skin.
  • Herbal Teas: Calendula tea can be consumed to alleviate digestive issues, reduce inflammation, and support overall wellness. It can also be used as a gargle for sore throats and oral health.
  • Tinctures: Calendula tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts used for their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and wound-healing properties. They can be taken internally to support digestive health, boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation. Externally, tinctures can be applied to wounds or diluted for use in mouthwashes and gargles.
  • Infused Oils: Calendula oil is used in massage oils and skincare products for its moisturizing and healing properties. It is also beneficial for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
  • Cosmetic Products: Due to its soothing and healing properties, calendula is a popular ingredient in natural skincare and cosmetic products, including lotions, balms, and face creams.
  • Baths: Adding calendula flowers to bathwater can provide relief for skin irritations and promote relaxation.

Size: 2 oz, in a ziploc bag
Parts: Whole flower Calendula


Additional information

Weight 0.1375 lbs