INGREDIENT 101: Calendula
Also known as Pot Marigold, the calendula is native to the northern Mediterranean regions. In ancient times, the Egyptians considered them to have rejuvenating benefits with its anti-bacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. As recently as 70 years ago, American physicians have used this healing herb to treat conjunctivitis, fevers, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin.
Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or with every new moon.