Bright flowers, that have since ancient times been called "flowers of the sun" because of their coloring, and also because the buds open only in the sunlight. The ancient Romans considered this a symbol of the beginning of a new day, so they named the flower 'calendae', which in Latin means "day of the month". Although in Europe, in the Middle Ages, calendula was known under the name 'Mary's Gold'.
Calendula is one of the few plants that is actively used in both 'traditional and modern medicine. It is appreciated for its high concentration of essential oils, organic acids, and tannins. The most useful part of the plant is the bright orange flowers, that contain a lot of carotene, which, when ingested, is transformed into vitamin A. Calendula flowers are brewed and used as a preventive and medicinal preparation. Even the ancient Egyptians believed that such a drink is able to give immortality.