Many Benefits of Calendula Flower
have many alternative names – Pot Marigolds, Mary bud, bull’s eyes,
holligold, goldbloom and ruddes. In fact, the name “pot marigold” refers
back to tradition of adding Marigold to the cooking pot. Marigold (its
common name) is likely to owe its origin to the Virgin Mary. Its
botanical or Latin name is calendula officinalis. The name Calendula has
a meaning “first day of the month”, this is probably because the plants
are in bloom at the start of most months of the year. Marigold is
considered to be an excellent companion plant because it helps to
naturally repel many insects from other flowers, herbs and vegetables.
They are native to the Mediterranean countries.
Before being “discovered” by the ancient Greeks
and Egyptians, calendula (calendula officinalis) was first used in
Indian and Arabic cultures. The Indians use colorful wreaths of
calendula to decorate Hindu temple altars and also to crown the gods and
goddesses. It was used by ancient civilizations since a long time ago
as topical ointments and washes for ulcers and wounds. It was well known
to the herbalist as garden flower and for use in medicine and cookery.
Only the deep orange-flowered of calendula officinalis that have the
(Calendula Officinalis) Calendula's reputation is for being
stimulating, which makes it a perfect choice for a refreshing bath.
Petals only, no stems. Perfect for adding directly to soaps.
There are many skin and cosmetic preparations which contain calendula.
The calendula lotion can be used to nourish and clear the skin as well
as to clear up spots and pimples. Strain, pour into glass or plastic
bottles and refrigerate. An infusion can be made in order to aid
digestion or also as a healing mouthwash for gums. This cheerful garden
flower also can be used as an excellent skin healer both in soaps and in