Marigold or more commonly Calendula, has been used medicinally for centuries. Traditionally, it has been used to treat conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eczema, gastritis, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor injuries such as sprains and wounds. It has also been used to treat cramps, coughs, and snake bites. Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Anti-oxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation. Oxidation produces oxygen free radicals, natural chemicals that may suppress immune function.
Possible medicinal properties: Fighting stomach ulcers and inflammations. Blood-cleaner, helps in healing wounds. Promotes calcium absorption.
Possible external medicinal uses: Helps in promoting healing.
Marigold oil mixed with olive oil for massaging or as a healing cream helps with skin problems, phlebitis, varicose ulcers and burns.
Drying Process: The process of drying our herbs is carried out under the shade in low temperatures below 35 degrees Celsius to ensure that the herbs preserve their colour and essential oils. Thus, they are characterized by their lively appearance and rich aroma.
- Essential oils in the flowers,
- vitamin C,
Caution: May cause an allergic reaction to people who are sensitive towards Asteraceae – Co. species.