Calendula flower | Calendula officinalis | Organic

$10.00$25.00

*Current batch not locally grown – organic imported. Common Marigold – Calendula officinalis was once a recognised medicine in Pharmacopoeia around the world. It is a superior vulnerary meaning it encourages tissue healing (1). It is useful externally on wounds (2) but also internally as an anti-inflammatory (3). The triterpenoid esters are the main anti-inflammatory agents in Calendula. Antioxidant activity is mainly responsible for these effects. Calendula extract also has antiseptic action against Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Staphlococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Sarcina lutea, Klebisella pneumoniae, Geotrichum candidum, Candida monosa, Candida albicans, Trichomonas vaginalis in petri dishes (4)(5)(6).

Calendula flowers are often found in home gardens and once you can identify the flower you can add it to your salads and consume this daily in summer months when it is flowering in your garden. Our Calendula is grown locally, dried and sent to us.

Calendula also features in our Calendula oil as well as our PM Tea, Anti-rheumatic tea and in most of our dermatitis creams.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about any use of herbal remedies.

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Additional information

Ingredients

Dried Calendula flowers

Constituents

Triterpenes/triterpendiols – faradiol, calenduladiol, arnidiol, maniladiol, Monols – taraxasterol, helianol, a b-amyrin, lupeol, Triols – heliantriol, ursatriol, longispinognine, Triterpenoid saponins – calendulosides A-F, Carotenoids – flavoxanthin, auroxanthin, Essential oil, Flavonoids – astragalin, hyperoside, isoquercitrin, rutin, Mucilage, Resin, Polysaccharides

Actions

Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Spasmolytic, Emmenogogue, Antihaemorrhagic, Antiseptic, Styptic

Contraindications

This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Not to be used during pregnancy. Can be a contact allergen for some indivuiduals.

Instructions

Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day. Make a poultice for external wounds by dipping a cloth in the tea and applying to sterilised wounds.

Size

20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

These flowers are harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand, subject to seasonal availability.