Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae). It includes around 15–20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants that are native to the Mediterranean region. Calendula plants are known for their bright, daisy-like flowers that come in shades of yellow and orange.
Calendula has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and is commonly used in herbal remedies, skincare products, and culinary applications. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and healing properties, making it a popular ingredient in ointments, creams, and salves for skin conditions such as cuts, burns, and rashes. Additionally, calendula flowers can be used in teas, salads, and as a natural dye.