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Calendula Flowers, whole

Calendula officinalis


Origin: Egypt

Calendula is native to Europe and Asia and is cultivated worldwide. It is an annual flower topped with showy flower heads that vary in shades of red, orange, and yellow. The flower heads are used medicinally for healing wounds by stopping bleeding and preventing infection.

Warning: Avoid in pregnancy
Also commonly referred to as marigold. Color fades very rapidly upon drying. Flower heads collected between early summer and early fall.
For digestive issues, combine with marshmallow root. For soothing external applications use with slippery elm. For antiseptic salve, prepare with goldenseal and myrrh.
Romans were known to use for digestive issues, infections, and the plague.
Class 2b: Avoid in pregnancy.