Calendula

When I posted the five eyed Bee I really wanted to talk about Calendula.  We grow it every year. It is very good for you and your skin. We make an ointment using Calendula, Olive Oil and Beeswax.  It is great for burns and minor wounds. It’s healing properties are so good it is not recommended for deep wounds, as it can heal the top layer locking infection under the skin. Potted Marigold is another name for this  plant. People have been eating and drinking  this flower for centuries . It gets it’s name from calendar, as it flowers  every month depending on your climate.  We use it as a border in our vegetable garden like marigold as a pest deterrent. Its seeds are easy to collect.

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11 comments

      1. Oh I am looking forward to it and in some little way – this helped me feel a bit of joy to think of next summer – oh and I have only seen skin cream blends that have calendula mixed with arnica – never knew we could harvest our own and then even have tea?!

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