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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Calendula (Pot Marigold) (Calendula officinalis)
The dried flowers are the part that is used in treatment, and usually taken internally (tincture or infusion) or made into an ointment lotion or cream.


WARNING: Frequent skin contact may result in sensitivity.
Do not use during pregnancy.
Do not give internally to children.

Used for:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Burns, cuts & skin irritations
  • Acne
  • Promotes menstruation
  • Rash

Lore:

First Nations Calendula cream was used in the south in the creation of a deodorant cream.

250 ml glycerine
100 ml calendula infusion
100 ml marigold infusion
500 ml beeswax
50 ml mint infusion
Edible Flowers Use the petals only. This ia a compound flower and people with pollen allergies should avoid eating them. The flavour is peppery, spicy, or tangy depending on the soil and growing conditions, and this flower is sometimes called the "poor man's saffron". It gives food a golden hue. Use them in pastas, rice dishes, soups, or herb butter.


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