Thursday, December 17, 2015

Where to Buy Calendula Flowers and Marigold Seeds

Do you know about the healing powers of natural herb calendula and how it benefits us? Calendula is popularly known as Scotch Marigold or Pot Marigold and is called as Calendula officinalis according to botany and plant science.

According to the ancient history, herb culture, and tradition, calendula flowers are the best gift of nature and have excellent antiseptic and healing powers that are considered really beneficial in reducing inflammation on the human body. Calendula or Marigold plant belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants in simple words, sunflower family.

Marigold is an annual herbaceous plant with yellow and sometimes orange flowers. Its flowers last all year long, closing at night and opening up in early morning just like sunflower. Marigold plant grows up to an average of 30 to 50 cm in height. Stem of Calendula plant is semi-erect, angular, and branched and the leaves are oblong or lanceolate, alternate, up to 3 to 5 cm wide, mostly yellow or orange in color with a crown of 15 to 20 ligules and curved fruits. This plant is often cultivated in gardens and nurseries.

Calendula plant is also known as an immune stimulating herb. Due to the healing properties of calendula or marigold, many people have started growing this beneficial plant in their home gardens with the help of marigold seeds that are also available online. Some people who do not have a garden or do not have time to grow this plant, they are directly buying whole calendula flowers online. You can also buy calendula plants online.


The flowers and leaves of calendula or marigold are harvested in the early hours of the morning when the cups are not yet open. Other parts of this precious and healthy plant are used fresh or dried in shade.

Healing Benefits

Calendula or marigold is used as a natural remedy in treatment of minor dermatological problems like epidermal sunburn, bruises, tiny lacerations, bumps, and scratches. Since the ancient times, calendula flowers have been used for healing fevers, skin infections, and ulcers. Today, naturopathics and medical specialists are utilizing the healing benefits of calendula in the treatment of topical skin problems such as infectious rashes, eczema, burns, sores, insect bites, chapped skin, and other dermatological lesions.

Primary active compounds of marigold or calendula include an anti-inflammatory agent triterpene and flavonoids. According to recent laboratory research studies, it has been indicated that calendula or marigold petals have anti-virus, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Calendula can also be used as an astringent and immune stimulator. Benefits of calendula also include healing of burn wounds. Calendula or marigold flowers helps in the healing process of body by enhancing epithelialization and regeneration of damaged skin by stimulating the synthesis of nucleoproteins, glycoproteins, and collagen during tissue regeneration. Marigold herb benefits also include fungicidal action. Calendula flowers also soften, tone, and moisturize the skin.

Marigold or Calendula for Burns

  1. Calendula heals and relieves inflammation in the case of skin burns.
  2. Works as an antiseptic and soothing astringent which helps in faster healing of burn.

Marigold or Calendula for Skin
  • Calendula or marigold cures skin irritations, abscesses, boils, cracks, dermatitis, dry and sensitive skin, oral sores, and gum disease.
  • Helps in faster wound healing like ulcers and sores.
  • Accelerates the healing of cuts and lacerations.
  • Calms down the irritation caused by wet diapers in babies or contact dermatitis.
  • Helps in healing a cut on the nipple while breastfeeding and relieves sore nipples.
  • After childbirth many women develop stretch marks which look really weird. If you want to get rid of stretch marks, application of calendula cream in combination of a few drops of lavender oil is really beneficial.
  • Calendula cream reduces facial scares and enhances overall beauty and appearance of the skin.

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