Calendula - Certified OG
Certified Organic by MOFGA and grown regeneratively by one of the Meeting House Farm Collaborative Farms.
Extracts are a 1:2 ratio of Fresh Aerial Parts in Alcohol. Ingredients: Calendula Officinalis*‡, Distilled Maine Alcohol*. // *certified organic, ‡grown at Meeting House Farm.
Plants are dried immediately after harvest in an on-farm organic certified drying facility to maximize potency and preserve quality.
Infused oils: Organic jojoba extract is infused with dried Calendula flowers for 8 days at 80 degrees to preserve potency of the plant constituents. Oil is double filtered after infusion but never pressed.
Our oils will solidify at temperatures around 40 degrees. Bring them to room temperature for best results. Oils will be ready to ship 2-3 weeks after placing your order.
We typically harvest Calendula from June through freeze.
In the Apothecary:
Preparations: Extract of fresh flower in alcohol or water. Or extract of dried flower in oil or water. We use a ratio of 1:2 for all fresh extracts and 1:5 for dried.
Uses: Digestive and Lymphatic system support. Skin support.
Energetics: Cooling and Bitter
Tastes: Bitter, pungent.
Herbal Action: Anti-Inflammatory, mild lymphatic, anti-microbial, vulnerably
From our Experience:
Dried Calendula is a lovely addition to a tisane (a water infusion/extract of dried herbs) adding a pop of color in addition to its herbal actions. It is typically an accent herb in a blend.
Calendula supports healing in the lining of the GI tract. The resin in calyx supports the skin's natural ability to build collagen and this in turn promotes skin healing.
It is also a mild lymphatic and should not be used internally when pregnant without the guidance of a healthcare practitioner.
Always dry your blossoms before making infused oil. While it’s tempting to use fresh flowers, the moisture content is high, and most batches will spoil.