Health Benefits of Marigold

Scientific name:  Calendula officinalis
Other names: Caltha, Ganda, Gols bloom, Garden Marigold, Gold bloom, Holligold, Marybud, Pot Marigold
Part used: Flower

Origins & Properties

It is told that in the 1500s, native marigold seeds were taken to Spain from the Aztecs by early Spanish explorers. Today, it is widely grown in the Valley of Flowers, Ranthambore National Park in India.

Marigold flowers from July to September. The lower leaves are broad and spatula-shaped. Upper leaves are oblong and smooth at the edges. Seeds are crescent to horseshoe-shaped with a rough exterior and its branching stem grows to the height of 30 to 60 cm.

Common Uses

Calendula (marigold) has been popular for its medical and culinary benefits. The petals of its flower are usually used to make a garland and are used to decorate religious places. The leaves of its flowers are used as salads. Yellow dye has also been extracted from the flower, by boiling. The burning herb repels insects and flies. Pigments in the Marigold are sometimes extracted and used as food coloring for humans and livestock.


  • SkinHydrates the skin and helps treat wounds 
  • AgingReduces the formation of wrinkles in the body
  • Digestion: Boosts digestive system with its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Immunity: Strengthens the defense mechanism of the body to fight off infection
  • Brain: Improves mental health and brain functions

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