We are in a committed relationship with the calendula flowers: a stellar ingredient with major health benefits. They are famous amongst the florists and cultivators due to the fact that they stay in bloom for quite a long period of time.
Calendula flowers are hues of bright yellow or orange with leaves of aromatic hints. They were anciently used as a coloring agent for fabric, cosmetics, and food. Anciently, they were used by the Greeks, Romans, and Indians because of their amazing medicinal benefits.
In the following centuries, calendula flowers developed a shining reputation in reducing fever, arthritis, muscular cramps, sore throat, menstrual cramps, and ulcers. But these are not its only qualities; calendula flowers also help with skin conditions, especially eczema, dermatitis, dryness, itching, and even scalp dandruff.
Get ready to add this summer bounty to your garden and your routine, because we are about to dive into its growing process! We have got a product recommendation for you too, so stay tuned.
How does Calendula grow?
Calendula officinalis is an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plant. It isn’t much finicky about its soil and water conditions. It can thrive in any well-drained, poor to average soil, and few water showers.
Calendula seeds can be started both indoors and outdoors. It prefers to grow in warmer regions under full sun to light shade. The seeds should be planted after all the dangers of frost have vanished; before the last frost date in spring. The sown seeds germinate quickly within 5 to 15 days. With further exposure to favorable conditions, the plant steps into the bloom time in May and continues to do so till fall.
The vibrant calendula flowers are excellent markers to invite pollinating insects to the garden. They are usually grown near lavenders to achieve some color variation in the garden.
Note: For indoor plantation, calendula requires specific grow lights exposure for 6 to 8 weeks.
When life gives you calendula flowers, what should you do? Apart from assembling them in the vase, you can integrate these sassy flowers into your routine and medicinal preparations.
With calendula flower benefits in mind, Mayernik Kitchen has whipped up a simple idea to present you with Sunshine Salve, our very own creation. We have combined the goodness of delicate comfrey flowers with calendula flowers with organic lavender essential oil and organic olive oil to doctor the salve. Its ingredients are wisely chosen to combat inflammatory and painful conditions, including muscle pains, arthritis, and skin conditions (dermatitis,, eczema, rashes, irritation, itching, scaling, and much more).
Sunshine Salve also has antibacterial properties which diligently ward off the bacterial colonization in scrapes, cuts, abrasions, and burns.