The Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or every new moon. The term "Marigold" refers to the Virgin Mary, and marigolds are used in catholic events honoring the Virgin Mary. The Egyptians considered them to have rejuvenating properties. In the hindu world, the flowers were used to adorn statues of gods in their temples, as well as a colorant in food, fabrics, and cosmetics, and of particular interest, in the 18th and 19th century Calendula was used to color cheese. The Calendula was originally used as food rather than as an herb. It adds flavor to cereals, rice, and soups. The petals can be added to salads.
Calendulin, beta-carotene and other carotenoids, isoquercitrin, narcissin, rutin, amyrin, lupeol, sterols, and volatile oils. The flowers also contain complex polysaccharides with immunostimulant properties.
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