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Marigold has been used for centuries as an ornamental flower as well as for its medicinal properties. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), marigold (Calendula officinalis) has been as an anti-inflammatory and to treat pain and skin disorders. It has been classified as an antiseptic and bactericide. Marigold as a ground powder is known as pyrethrum and is used to kill fleas indoors and outside in the yard and garden around flowers and food crops.
The vivid orange color of marigold flowers makes them ideal for use as décor on wedding cakes and other pastries prepared for celebratory occasions. Use as garnish when plating or on serving platters. Float atop a punch bowl of red or white sangria. Their appearance will complement spring, summer and early fall preparations best.
Farmers Club Producing Marigold