Calendula (Marigolds) - Food, Crafts, Beauty, Natural Remedies & Magic
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August 24th, 2011, 08:29 AM
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Marigolds embody the power of the sun and it is thought that by adding it to bathing water it can make a person more attractive and confident. Try running bath water over a muslin bag full of marigold flowers for a refreshing and stimulating bath that is good for the skin.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) - Flavors range from spicy to bitter, tangy to peppery. Resembles saffron. Good for: soups, pasta or rice dishes, herb butters, and salads.
Cuts, abrasions, chapped lips, diaper rash. Used as a mouthwash for gum and tooth infections, a gargle for sore throats and tonsillitis, and a sitz bath for genital inflammation or hemorrhoids. Calendula tea helps treat bladder infections and stomach ulcers.
Bee and Wasp stings - rub the petals over it. As a salve it works for eczema. It has treated stomach ulcers, stomach cramp, colitis and diarrhea when infused. Fever, boils, abscesses and to prevent persistent vomiting when infused. Bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, sores, boils in a salve or dilute tincture. And it has been used to treat athletes foot, ringworm and candida, acne and nappy rash, menstrual and menopause symptoms, by infusion along with alleviating the effects of radiation therapy, varicose veins, when used in a compress.
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Yellow dye can be extracted by boiling.
An infusion of the petals can be used as a rinse to lighten and brighten hair.
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