Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Production: Calendula, also known as Marigold, is an annual herb with bright orange or yellow flowers which are harvested and dried after full bloom in summer.
Common Use: The dried flower petals can be used on their own as a soothing herbal tea or in tea blends as an herbal compress, stored in vinegar or alcohol to create a tinctures, infused in oil which has many cosmetic uses, or mixed into homemade soaps, lotions, and salves.
Safety: People with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (ie. feverfew, chamomile, or echinacea) should exercise caution with calendula, as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.