Calendula officinalis Origin: Egypt
Additional: marigold, pot marigold
Calendula Flowers is a famous herb and uplifting decorative garden plant that’s been used equally, ceremonially, and as a food and dye plant for centuries.
Annual herb bearing the feature daisy-like blossoms of different members of the Asteraceae family, having bright orange or yellowish terminal flower heads and light green leaves. Native to Southern Europe, Egypt, the Mediterranean, and also at the area crossing the Canary Islands into Iran, Calendula Flowers has become naturalized in much of the planet and is often grown in gardens.
CULTIVATION AND HARVESTING
Cultivated in the southern states, the Balkans, eastern Europe, Germany, India, Poland and Hungary. Smaller numbers are grown in North America, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
The very ideal time to harvest flowers is in the summertime, at the warmth of the day once the resins are large and the dew has evaporated. Gently dry blossoms at low temperature so as to maintain their vivid color.
HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
In ancient Europe calendula was broadly available and has been called”poor man’s saffron” because it had been used to colour and spice up different foods, soup particularly. It had been used not just to color foods, but also as a dye to colour hair and also to make butter seem more yellow. Believed to be cultivated by St. Hildegard of Bingen, an herbalist and nun practicing herbalism from the 11th century today Germany, calendula is a mainstay in various European historic herbal texts. A Niewe Herball, from 1578, by English botanist Henry Lyte says that calendula’… sounded nice, bright and glowing yellow blossoms, the which do shut in the setting from the sun, and do open and spread at the sun rising’ speaking to the blossom’s well known propensity to start in the afternoon and close at night or on overcast days.
Nicholas Culpepper, a 17th century botanist, herbalist and astrologist, said using calendula juice blended with vinegar for a rinse for skin and scalp and a tea of the flowers amenities the center. Astrologically associated with the sun and the fire component, calendula has been thought to imbue magic powers of security and clairvoyance, and also to help in legal issues. Flowers strung over doorposts have been stated to keep bad out and also to shield one while sleeping should placed under the mattress. It had been stated that choosing the blossoms under the noonday sunlight will strengthen and comfort the center.
Calendula Flowers was used in ancient times in India too, and based on Ayurvedic healing principles is energetically heating system and contains a sour and pungent flavor.
And, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), calendula (known as Jin Zhan Ju) is known as energetically unbiased and drying and can be used to encourage wholesome skin.
Traditionally, in North American native cultures, it’s been used to fight the occasional upset stomach. Classic use mirrors most of our modern applications of the plant.
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Dried flower for a tea, tincture, or infused oil.
The plant could be prepared as a tea or tincture.
The new flowers are edible.
Particular: Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (for instance, feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with Calendula Flowers, as infectious cross-reactivity into Asteraceae plants is more common.
General: We advise that you check a skilled health care practitioner prior to using herbal products, especially if you’re pregnant, nursing, or about any medicines.
For instructional purposes only. This information hasn’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This advice isn’t meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness.
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1oz/28.3 Gram, 8oz/226.Gram