The infusions ability to soothe the skin makes it ideal in cosmetics. It can help reduce redness and calm the skin. It is thought to be effective in reducing the appearance of thread veins and broken capillaries. We make the marigold infusion by adding marigold flowers to boiled water.
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It is cultivated across the globe due to its beautiful, orange, daisy-like flowers, which have been used in beverages, medicine, cosmetics, fabric colourants and foods. The name marigold is used for other plant species, too, such as tagetes. Calendula was considered to possess magical properties. Ancient herbalists and pagans believed that it protected from evil. Saint Hildegard von Bingen is credited with not only writing about Calendula in one of the first pre-modern medical books, but with naming it "marigold" in honour of the Virgin Mary, a portmanteau of Mary's gold. Calendula was used to dress open wounds in the American civil war. Calendula's effects are well documented across the centuries. Herbalists have used calendula to treat minor burns, frostbite and wounds.