Organic Calendula Flowers.
Naturally Caffeine Free
Available in 2 oz loose fresh-seal package.
benefits include:Calming, Relaxing
Calendula produces a beautiful flower that exudes sunshine and joy.
To harvest this highly resinous flower, pick it at its peak on a
warm summer day. You’ll know you have good plant medicine
by the stickiness covering your hands.
Calendula is commonly made into oils and
salves and used for a variety of skin conditions
including rashes, burns, scars, and scrapes. It has an
affinity to encourage connective tissue to regenerate,
creating soft and lustrous skin.
It can also be used externally on painful itchy
chicken pox (as a tincture or salve) or even on fungal
infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm.
Internally it can be used to treat swollen
lymph glands and soothe ulcers. You can also
spread the fresh petals over your salads for added color
When making medicine with calendula, it’s almost always dried first.
Drying calendula for oils decreases the water content, making a more stable
oil, and it also concentrates the resins in the plant. When making a tincture of
calendula, a higher-proof alcohol will extract more of the resins.
Calendula will grow readily in your garden, often self-seeding after the
first year of planting. By snipping the flowers regularly, you promote its
growth. I can often harvest calendula flowers numerous times in a season.
This plant is often used for varicose veins. It helps to strengthen the
capillary walls. The following is a modified recipe originally from herbalist
Heather Nic an Fhleishdeir in Eugene, Oregon.
Healing Herbs eBook, ©2009 Rosalee de la Forêt
Calendula Varicose Vein Spray
•Fill a mason jar with ½ dried calendula flowers and ½ dried yarrow.
•Cover with witch hazel and let sit for three weeks shaking daily.
•After three weeks, strain and add 10–30 drops of lavender essential oil per
quart of spray.
•Pour the solution into a spray bottle and a label. This can be sprayed on
varicose veins as often as desired.
How does it work?
•As already mentioned, the calendula helps to strengthen the capillary and
vein walls (which, by definition, are weak in varicose veins.) Its antiinflammatory properties are also useful here.
•The yarrow helps to promote the circulation of blood, dispersing any blood
•The lavender essential oil adds healing and anti-inflammatory properties that
can help with itching associated with varicose veins.
•The witch hazel is a standard remedy for varicose veins because of its
astringent properties that help to shrink the enlarged tissues.
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