Calendula, also called marigold, or mary's gold, is known as the skin herb. When harvesting the flowers fingers get sticky with the resins produced by the flowers and buds. It is this resinous material that helps bind the skin together when needs repair or a soothing balm.
Calendula blooms throughout the year in many climates, thus its name 'calends', the Latin word for calendar. Calendula petals are edible, perfect for adding color to salads, and every other dish on the table.
Topically, this effective skin herb soothes and provides protection.