Calendula flowers have a sunny disposition in the garden. Use its golden petals in the kitchen and be sure to keep it well-stocked in the medicine cabinet for an array of medicinal uses, including soothing ointments and astringent tinctures.
Since antiquity, calendula flowers, or pot marigold, have been used in infusions for many maladies.
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Calendula oil can be used as is or added to salves or lip balms.
Calendula tincture is simple to make from fresh or dried flowers.
Calendula helps heal cuts, rashes, bee stings and burns.