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Calendula - Infused in Sunflower Oil
Calendula is a plant in the genus Calendula of the family Asteraceae. It is probably native to southern Europe. A hardy and undemanding plant that loves sunlight, Calendula is well suited to the Australian climate and is grown extensively across the country. It is widely cultivated and can be grown easily in sunny locations in most kinds of soils.
It is a short-lived aromatic herbaceous perennial, growing to 80 cm tall, with sparsely branched lax or erect stems. The leaves are oblong-lanceolate, 5–17 cm long, hairy on both sides, and with margins entire or occasionally waved or weakly toothed. The inflorescences are yellow, comprising a thick capitulum or flowerhead 4–7 cm diameter surrounded by two rows of hairy bracts. The disc florets are tubular and hermaphrodite, and generally of a more intense orange-yellow colour than the female, tridentate, peripheral ray florets. The flowers may appear all year long where conditions are suitable.
With the maceration extraction method (infusion), the flowers are soaked in hot oil to have their cell membranes ruptured and the hot oil absorbs the essence, and extracts the healing properties of the plant. The oil is then cleared of the botanical and decanted. Our Calendula oil is infused in Sunflower Oil.
A versatile and useful oil makes calendula a favorite.