Ringelblume Calendula - Sonnengelbe Heilpflanze - MutterKindWohl

Pot Marigold was cultivated and used as a medicinal plant from the earliest Middle Ages onwards. It owes its name to the renowned abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), who attributed the “Ringula” to the treatment of skin diseases and recommended the plant’s detoxifying properties for indigestion. The plant with epithets such as “Mary’s Gold” or “Scotch Marigold” is an annual growing to a height of approximately 30–60 cm, and belongs to the daisy family (Asteracae).

Pot Marigold flowers between June and September. During these months, the Calendula officinalis (lat. Calendae: calends) was formerly considered a weather oracle as the flowers open at sunrise, close at dusk, and remain completely closed during rain.

Most medicinally effective are the calendula’s flowers. They contain the most important substances, flavonoids, which are known for their wound-healing and anti-inflammatory effects. By virtue of its germ-killing qualities, pot marigold is particularly soothing for inflammation of the mouth and throat’s mucous membrane.

Pot Marigold’s healing qualities are specifically potent for external injuries and sore skin.

For our intensively nourishing Regenerating Balm, we therefore use the pure essence extracted from the calendula’s fine and dried petals, which are known for their anti-inflammatory and curative effects.