For centuries, calendula was used in medicine for its anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and healing action, and it is known to have a soothing effect on skin diseases.

Its scientific name comes from the Latin word calends, which means “the first day”, because it was believed to blossom on the first day of each month, hence its Italian name as well, fiore d’ ogni mese (the monthly blossom).

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