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Originating from the Mediterranean, Calendula, also known as Marigold, has been traditionally used a culinary and medicinal herb. Named by the ancient Romans who observed that the flower bloomed on the first day (Latin: kalends) of every month, Calendula was seen as a symbol of joy and cultivated it in their gardens to spread happiness. The regular supply of fresh petals and young leaves contributed to its frequent use.
Romans and Greeks used the golden Calendula in many rituals and ceremonies, sometimes wearing crowns or garlands made from the flowers. One of its nicknames was "Mary's Gold," referring to the flowers' use in early Catholic events in some countries. Calendula flowers are sacred in India and have been used to decorate the statues of Hindu deities.
Rich in flavonoids, saponins and carotenoids, Calendula has antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, with studies additionally finding anti-oxidative and cytotoxic effects.