Taking up home in gardens up and down the country, the common Marigold plant – Calendula officinalis – can be used to make healing creams, soothing teas and health boosting tinctures. With clusters of bright orange flowers, the Marigold plant has made its way to the heart of the herbal remedies industry thanks to the many health-enhancing benefits it offers.
Although there are many varieties of Marigolds, it is the flowers of the Calendula officinalis variety that are harvested and dried for their superior medicinal qualities. It boasts anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antispasmodic properties and can be used in the treatment of rashes, eczema, pain, athlete’s foot and many more conditions.
The Marigold flowers are the most in demand part of the plant and they can be prepared in a multitude of ways. Dried Marigold flowers can be made into a tea that can help sooth inflammatory bowel diseases, as well as minimising stomach or menstrual cramps and treating acid reflux.
A Marigold extract can also be produced which is commonly used to boost the immune system and help with the symptoms of the common colds such as sore throat and fever. Marigold extract, when used in drop form, is also highly effective in the treatment of ear infections. Its natural antiseptic action can lower inner eat swelling, reduce inflammation in the area and decrease pain.
Calendula – from the Marigold plant – is still one of the most popular treatments for soothing irritated skin. Blended with a carrier oil or hydrating lotion it can improve hydration levels, calm itchiness and redness, reduce sensitivity and promote the formation of new tissues. Calendula is frequently used in skincare products – it can increase blood flow to the skin, help speed up skin healing processes and boost collagen production. It is also believed to help improve the appearance of bruises, treat varicose veins, calm skin after shaving and treat ingrown hairs. It pairs particularly well with other anti-inflammatories like tea tree, aloe Vera, coconut oil and lavender.
One of the reasons gardeners love marigolds is because they naturally discourage bugs and mosquitoes that would otherwise bother them when enjoying the garden. This is due to the strong scent of the Marigold plant and the antioxidant content and volatile oils the marigold flowers contain. Marigold extract is an excellent component of candles, room sprays, lotions and creams that are designed to repel mosquitoes and other bugs.
We are a global wholesaler with an extensive range of dried botanicals and other plant materials. As well several varieties derived from the Marigold plant, we stock many species of dried plant in wood, root, leaf, flower, fruit, seed, pod, spices, extracts and bark form, which may be supplied in whole, cut or powdered forms.
We can supply you with trade quantities of Marigold flowers cut, powdered or whole Marigold flowers. Our services are designed with the trade customer in mind – we can provide substantial quantities of raw ingredients for commercial purposes. We’re dedicated to sourcing the very finest quality ingredients from our global network of providers and this is backed up by customer service that is second to none. We do have minimum order quantities or value, which varies according to the product being purchased and our preference is to supply stock in the original bag or container and as a whole. Our friendly customer service team can answer any of your questions regarding our operations and offer advice on products.
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