Calendula is a plant that has been used for centuries as an ornamental, as well as culinary, cosmetic and medicinal purposes.
calendula officinalis. The flower petals from calendula be used to add colour to salads, rice dishes, soups, stir fries, stews, biscuits and desserts. An infusion or tincture of the petals taken internally will help with inflammatory problems in the digestive system, such as peptic ulcers, colitis and gastritis.
It fights the signs of aging .In terms of anti-aging benefits, calendula is preventative in two major ways. It increases your skin's tightness (through encouraging collagen production), and also amps up the skin's ability to retain water.