Calendula - Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis


Calendula, or garden marigold, is an annual herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family. Its flowers last almost year-round and have the particularity of closing at night and reopening once the sun is high enough in the sky. Reaching 30 to 50 cm in height, it originated in the Mediterranean Basin.


The plant once had magical uses. Strewn under the bed, the flower would protect sleep and turn dreams into reality. In the countryside, it was used in infusions, as an ointment, dye or balsam, due to its many properties.


The flowers are dried. Their extract constitutes a renowned ingredient for softening and hydrating treatments. Ideal for sensitive or fragile skins and treatment of burns, calendula is antiseptic, soothing and restorative.