Calendula - (Calendula officinalis)
origin: Egypt Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Calendula, also called pot marigold, has a long venerable history as a medicinal and ornamental plant. The word calendula comes from the Latin calends, the first day of the Roman month. The name marigold refers to the Virgin Mary. Because of the plant's abundant growth, it was thought to be an inexhaustible sign of life and, with its vivid color, as a source of cheer. It heals wounds because of its cleansing, astringent and antifungal effects. Calendula salve is also used topically for burns, springs, and eczema.
In the kitchen calendula petals make a lovely garnish for food. Sprinkle their bright yellow or orange petals into salads and stews. They can also be used for teas and in bath sachets
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