What is Marigold Oil?
Marigold Oil is fabricated by macerating or infusing a abject oil with the flowers. There are altered methods of maceration but one involves steeping the flowers in hot sunflower, almond or apricot atom oil so that the corpuscle membranes breach and absolution their nutrients, which are again captivated into the oil. After a time, the flowers are removed, abrogation a admirable abysmal orange-yellow oil.
Despite actualization to be a accepted or garden herb, the apprehensive marigold yields a affluent and circuitous oil which contains vitamins A and E, calendulin, waxes, tannins, phosphorous, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and antioxidants like mucilage, carotenoids, quercetin and saponin as able-bodied as abundant added compounds.
The above anti-inflammatory saponins in Marigold Oil are the triterpenoid esters which arise to be partly amenable for Calendula’s arresting healing abilities. However, as Calendula is one of the richest sources of carotenoids, including lycopene and lutein and some others that are different to the herb, it is apparently the accessory aftereffect of a amount of compounds that accomplish Marigold Oil so special.