Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
Growing area Crete, Lasithi, Sitia
The flowering period lasts from May to October, a flower head usually blooms for four to five days.
The medicinal substance of the marigold is in its bloom.
Marigold blossoms are the tongue blossoms harvested and dried in full bloom, possibly also calyx blossoms of the marigold.
It has been proven that they develop their anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects both internally and externally.
In the case of flower products such as marigold or chamomile, it is advisable to pack them in airtight storage containers after receipt of the delivery, as these are sensitive to attack by predators (food moths, etc.).
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essential oils (citral; geraniol; pinene; caryophyllene; camphor; limonene)
Flavonoids (including artemitin; hesperidin)