marigold/ calendula

topic posted Tue, November 8, 2005 - 11:39 AM by  Bredette
I know this might be a silly question, but is there a difference between the pot marigold and field marigold? the botanical names are different, but I was wondering if anyone knew if the medicinal qualities were the same. When I search for pics of calendula, a lot of similar but different looking flowers come up... Does anyone have more info? Thanks :)
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  • Re: marigold/ calendula

    Tue, November 8, 2005 - 5:02 PM
    calendula and pot marigold are the same (both calendula officinalis). there is, however, another garden plant known as marigold that is not commonly used by herbalists. one of its components (zeaxanthin) often shows up in herbal eye formulas, though.
    • Re: marigold/ calendula

      Tue, November 8, 2005 - 10:18 PM
      pot marigold is calendula officinalis, and field marigold is calendula arvensis.. I'm just wondering if they both have the same medicinal qualities or are completely different..

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