Pot marigold, also known by its scientific name Calendula officinalis. When I first heard about the name Pot Marigold, I thought that they are plants that are commonly grown in pots. But the name actually came from one of their many uses in food. This edible flower was called a “pot herb” and was tossed into the stew or vegetable pot.
I also heard that when special someone gave you Marigold, it symbolizes their everlasting love to you. I love the color of the Marigold while in fact they bloom all year round.
Pot Marigold or Calendula has been used traditionally for abdominal cramps, constipation, helps regulate the menstrual cycle. Pot marigold is used as an skin healer (including mild burns as well as sunburn), antiseptic, cleanser, and detoxifier. It also has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.