Marigold flowers are tied to a romantic ancient Aztec folklore story about two lovers, Xótchitl and Huitzilin. According to the legend, the lovers would often hike to the top of a mountain to leave marigold flower offerings for the sun-god Tonatiuh, and to swear their love and commitment to one another.
When Xótchitl's lover dies unexpectedly, she prays to the sun-god to reunite them on Earth, as he was her other half. The sun-god was moved by her display of loyalty and love and grants her wish by shining a ray of sunshine on her that transforms her into a flower as golden as the sun itself and reincarnates her lover as a hummingbird. When in his hummingbird form, Huitzilin approaches Xóchitl the flower with his beak, her golden petals bloom, and they are united again.
✨ We love the healing properties and the bright sunny appearance of marigolds so much that they are in many of our tea blends. To identify if a blend contains marigold, just look for the bright yellow petals that weave in and out of the tea leaves. ✨
- Marigold has the ability to promote the growth of healthy new skin tissue, increase blood flow to the affected area, boost collagen production and hydrate dry skin.
- Marigolds are rich in carotenes and carotenoids - the compounds responsible for the plant’s radiant color. These phytochemicals help the Vitamin A antioxidant.
- Marigolds are super immune boosting agents and can be used to manage symptoms of coughs, sore throats and fevers.