Calendula is in the daisy family that often known as marigolds, which calendula is also called pot marigold.
Calendula is edible with petals used fresh to add color to salads, soups, stews, tea, dishes and more. It an also be extracted as a yellow dye.
Besides using fresh, calendula are more commonly to be used in cosmetics or as herbs due to its medical benefits. It is found that the calendula oil has an anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antimicrobial and antiviral effects. Studies find that calendula is useful in healing minor cuts, burns, and skin irritation, treating acne, reducing inflammation, and controlling bleeding. It can also help to improve skin firmness and hydration. Calendula is also traditionally used to treat cramps and constipation.
Includes nutrient packages
Sprout: 5 -10 days
Harvest: 45 days
Seed from: USA/ Canada
The active ingredient in calendula is oleanolic acid, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant abilitie. It also contains flavonoids, carotenoids, lutein and beta-carotene which act as antioxidant.
Harvest Calendula flower, pick it petals to consume fresh in food or dry the petals to make your own calendula cream.
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