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Pot Marigold True Calendula Officinalis Seeds
Large packet of more than 50+ home grown organic seeds!
Hardy, edible, and very medicinal plant. Self seeds prolifically.
Just sprinkle the seed in the right spot and let nature take over. Often called “Pot Marigold” as it has been eaten as a “Pot” herb for thousands of years.
The leaf and flower are both edible, but due to the high levels of active ingredients the taste is really bitter. Think Dandelion greens x5!
When Calendula was studied, the chemical composition was found to contain very high levels of carotenes(the good stuff in carrots!), flavonoids, resin, saponin, sterols, triterpenes, bitter glycosides and volatile oils. Some of the substances, when combined with the high resin content, provide Calendula with its powerful anti-inflammatory action. It is a traditional remedy for inflamed skin and for a range of microbial and parasitic infections.
It also has an estrogenic action, which is probably due to its sterol and saponin content, which is why it a great hormone regulator in women.
The herb was also used to treat skin problems and has been proven effective in excema treatment and is widely used in commercial remedies and creams.
Ideal of speeding up the healing cuts, scrapes, lacerations, surgical wounds and scars, small infected wounds, animal bites and scratches.
Here is some interesting info I found online.
“Useful as a treatment for skin conditions such as acne, shingles, chicken pox, dermatitis, eczema sores, impetigo spots and other systemic fungal, bacterial and viral conditions.
An effective aid to healing minor first degree burns, such as sunburn.
Helps to soothe bee, wasp and insect stings.
An aid to healing cold sores.
An antiseptic remedy for mouth and throat infections.
Has a wide number of uses in childbirth, including the healing of episiotomies.
Relieves sore nipples in nursing mothers.
Ideal for complaints such as candida, leucorrhea and trichomoniasis.
A safe remedy for babies’ complaints, such as diaper rash or an inflamed navel or penis. Antiseptic action helps speed children’s recovery from mumps and measles.
A useful remedy for bruises.
An excellent treatment for varicose veins and ulcers.
In the middle ages Marigolds symbolised jealousy.
In the past, Calendula officinalis was used to colour cheese yellow (rather that than some of the chemicals used today!) It was called “poor man’s saffron”.
In the 12th century, Macer concluded that there would be an improvement in your eyesight just by looking at the plant.
It was used as a treatment for smallpox and measles, in fact so much was grown in the Soviet Union that it became known as Russian penicillin.
Its “magical” attributes include prophesy, legal matters, psychic energy, seeing magical creatures, love, clairvoyance, dreams, business or legal affairs, attraction and renewing personal energy.
A fresh Calendula flower should be worn to court for a favorable outcome of a trial. If you place it in your mattress, you will have prophetic dreams, and whatever you dream will come true.”
Believe it or not………….
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!