Marigold Calendula - sunny yellow medicinal plant
Even in the early Middle Ages, marigold was cultivated and used as a medicinal plant. It owes its name to the well-known abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who already attributed the "Ringula" to its supporting effect in the treatment of skin diseases and detoxifying properties for digestive problems. The “gold flower” or also known as “marigold rose” is an annual plant that grows to a height of approx. 30-60 cm and belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae).
The flowering period is from June to September. Here the calendula (Latin Calendae: small calendar) was considered a weather oracle by opening the flowers at sunrise, closing them at dusk and keeping them completely closed when it rains.
The medicinally effective parts of the marigold are its flowers. Here we find the most important ingredients, flavonoids, which have wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Marigold is also particularly beneficial for inflamed mucous membranes of the throat and mouth thanks to its germ-killing effect.
Due to its healing properties, it is used for external injuries and skin wounds.
In our intensively nourishing regeneration balm we use the natural extract of the fine, dried petals of marigold, which contains anti-inflammatory, soothing and wound-healing properties.