Calendula, also known as pot marigolds, is a versatile plant that can be easily grown by gardeners of any skill set. It is perennial, but is usually grown annually. This plant is a part of the Asteracea family (related to daisies and chrysanthemum), and has bright yellow/orange petals that make any garden or flower bed pop with color.
Aside from decorative purposes, Calendula has a history of medicinal use. Its petals have been eaten in salad and soups, while its stems and leaves are harvested to make extracts. Once extracted, Calendula tinctures have a high amount of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmolytic compounds. Read More