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Calendula General Information
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Calendula General Information
Calendula is a beautiful ornamental marigold that blooms month after month from early spring to first frost. It is believed that its name came from the Latin word “calend,” which means month. Calendula is a familiar garden plant with yellow or orange blooms that have a strong and distinctive scent. The plant likes the sun and will re-seed from year to year even in poor soil. The plant grows straight up to about two feet high. The lower leaves are broad and spatula shaped and the upper leaves may be oblong and are smooth at the edges. Blossoms may be single or double and are 1-4 inches across. This bushy herb blooms throughout the summer. In ancient times, a mixture made of Calendula blossoms in wine was used to soothe indigestion. This herb was also used internally for spasms, fevers, suppressed menstruation, and cancer. They used the petals in ointments for treating skin irritations, jaundice, sore eyes, and toothaches. During the Civil War, this flower was used to draw out infection and promote wound healing.

The Calendula should not be confused with the French Marigold (Tagetes patula), this one is grown in the garden for insect repellent and for other herbal remedies.

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Magic and the Calendula
Marigolds picked at noon when the sun is at its hottest and strongest, will strengthen and comfort the heart. Garlands of Marigold strung on doorposts stop evil from entering the house and scattered under the bed they protect while you are sleeping and make your dreams come true. It is especially effective in discovering a thief who has robbed you. Calendula added to bath water helps with the respect and admiration of everyone you meet. If a girl touches the petals with her bare feet, she will understand the languages of the birds. Culpepper stated, “It is a herb of the Sun and under Leo and strengthens the heart exceedingly”.

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Calendula Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Calendula has anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties and helps boost the immune system. Creams that contain Calendula flower are a standard in the medicine chest of Germans. They use it for everything from scrapes to eczema, burns, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and wounds that are healing poorly. It also works well in treating fungal infections such as thrush. Germany’s Commission E recommends using this product as a topical for treating many skin conditions such as muscle or blood vessel problems, wounds, sores, varicose veins, pulled muscles, boils, bruises, sprains, athlete's foot, burns, and frostbite. It is also a skin smoother. Creams that contain this herb are great for insect bites and stings. Calendula can also help regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce fever. It stimulates white blood cells that destroy harmful microbes. As an oral treatment, Calendula has been used for relief of stomach ulcers, pelvic and bowel infections, including enteritis, dysentery, worms and amoebae, and for viral hepatitis. Its antiseptic and astringent properties help stimulate the immune system and help the body fight against infections such as flu and herpes viruses.

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Calendula Dosage Information
Calendula comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. As a topical treatment, Calendula cream should be applied 2 or 3 times daily to the affected area. As an oral mouthwash, pour boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of Calendula flower. Rinse with this liquid several times daily. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

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Calendula Safety & Interaction Information
Calendula is a safe culinary herb, but if you are allergic to the pollen of the daisy family, such as ragweed, it is possible you will have an allergic reaction to this flower. Do not use Calendula internally if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are taking anti-anxiety drugs, or sleeping pills, Calendula might increase their sedative effects.




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