Calendula or as mostly known by marigold or pot marigold, is native to the Mediterranean countries. It was used by ancient civilizations as topical ointments and washes for wounds and ulcers.

Plant Part Used: Flowers.

Aromatic Description: Mild characteristic scent.

Common Uses: Calendula Flowers are reputed to have anti-inflammatory and astringent properties and can be used in infusions, extracts, and ointments to help speed the healing of burns, bruises, cuts, and the minor infections. For this reason, calendula is a popular ingredient in body care products.