Calendula officinalis Marigold flower petals 100g £12.25Add to Bag
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Marigold (Calendula)

Botanical name

Calendula officinalis

Common Names

Pot marigold, common marigold, ruddles, scotch marigold 


Compositae (Asteraceae)


A short-lived perennial with bright yellow flowers. 

Part supplied

The chopped flower petals.

Food Use


Use 1 teaspoon of dried herb to one cup of boiling water to make a tasty tea. Infuse for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten with honey or lemon to taste.

Alternatively add half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of tincture to a cup of warm water for a quick alternative to tea.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

Medicinal Use

Can be used topically for wounds and bleeding or bruising. It can treat burns and scalds, making it particularly beneficial to have within a first aid kit. It can be applied within a compress or as a lotion. 

Key actions: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, vulnerary, lymphatic

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat sebaceous cysts, ulcers within the gastrointestinal tract, inflamed or enlarged lymphatic nodes. Topically, calendula is used for varicose veins, skin lesions, haemorrhoids and leg ulcers.

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.


Infusion: Half a  teaspoon to 1 of herb (1 to 4 g) to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

Tincture: Take 0.3 to 1.2 ml (1:5 tincture), 3 times a day or as directed by a practitioner.

Fluid extract: 1:1 Take 0.5 to 1 ml, 3 times a day or as directed by a practitioner.

Dried Herb: Maximum of 12 g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules.

Other Uses

Cosmetic Use

None known.

Other Uses

None known.



This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Compositae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children. If in doubt, please ask us or your medical herbalist.

Side effects

Sometimes contact dermatitis is a side effect. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.

Interactions with drugs

None known.

Herbal remedies and supplements can interact with medicines. If you are taking medication please check with your medical practitioner, or call us, before taking herbs, supplements and medication together.

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