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CALENDULA (Calendula officinalis)

The common Marigold is familiar to everyone, with its pale green leaves and golden orange flowers, known to ward off garden pests. It is said to be in bloom on the calends of each month, hence its Latin name, and one of the names by which it is known in Italy – fiore d’ogni mese – countenances this derivation.

The medicinal use of calendula probably originated in Egypt where it was used as a rejuvenating herb.

Over many centuries it has been cultivated in the kitchen garden for the flowers, which were dried for broth and said to comfort the heart and spirits. The dried petals were added to winter broths by Europeans peasants for general well-being. These days, fresh edible petals are added to garnish salads and deserts, bringing both bright, fancy flair and extra nourishment.

The golden flowers are a favourite among herbalists. Macer’s 12th century herbal recommends simply looking at the plant to improve eyesight, clear the head and encourage cheerfulness. In Culpepper’s day, marigold was taken to “strengthen the heart”. A highly regarded remedy for smallpox and measles.

The Calendula Flower

Stimulates circulation

Clears fungal infections

Helps Heal Wounds

Relieves burns / sunburns

The Calendula Flower

Calendula Properties

Olatile oils, saponins, flavonoids, resin, bitters, mucilage, steroidal compounds.

Antiseptic, vulnerary, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, diaphoretic, haemostatic, astringent, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, menstrual regulator, stimulates bile production.

To promote skin and wound healing, heal stomach and duodenal ulcers, clear fungal infections, prevent deterioration of varicose veins, blood cleanser, stimulate circulation.

Wounds and festering sores, rashes, stings, bites, athlete’s foot and cracked feet, contusions, bedsores, mouth ulcers & gum disease, menstrual irregularities, liver tonic, sluggish digestion, eczema, burns and sunburn, viral infections, ulceration, varicose veins.

The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal by David Hoffman – Element Books 1996

Magic and Medicine of Plants, Readers Digest 1994

A Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve & Mrs. C. F. Leyel – Tiger Books London 1992

The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody – Viking O’Neil 1993.

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