Pot Marigold (Calendula)

The Herb Lover's Garden

Recently on one of my evening walks around the neighborhood, I came upon a  patch of Calendula. The bright orange flowers boldly showing off  that they had snuck under the fence and into the crack in the sidewalk.  These sweet little escapees seem ordinary and simple to some, but immersed in those flowers are amazing healing powers.

Calendula healing teaCalendula Healing Tea: Make an infusion from the flower petals of Calendula to use it’s calming healing qualities to soothe a sore throat or mouth sores.  Add extra healing by adding raw honey to sweeten.   To make- add petals (dried or fresh, gently pull the petals form the base of the flower) of 2 to 3 flowers or about a overflowing tablespoon to one cup of very hot water. Allow to steep in the water for about 15 minutes.

Healing  Oil: Calming and softening to sunburn or dry skin. I use it to…

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