A happy, golden-yellow flower, Calendula gets its name from its very long flowering period across the yearly calendar. It has been used across the world since the time of the ancient Greeks. Calendula has a broad range of uses from a yellow dye to as a culinary herb to different cosmetic purposes. Some of the historical uses for Calendula include to improve eyesight, clear the head, encourage cheerfulness and to strengthen the heart.
Calendula is a bitter, slightly warming, and drying herb that helps to regulate the flow of energy in the body. Most bitter herbs are cooling but Calendula contains resins and aromatic oils that are pungent and warming, leading to the overall warming effect of this herb. It helps to stimulate the body and reduce lymphatic stagnation.
This herb symbolises moving forward, offering a light of hope for those who are left behind. It helps us to realise that there is no end, instead there is a new season for the soul. It is also associated with patience, change, and healing.
Calendula is used for a wide variety of purposes, including:
- Supporting the health of your skin; it great to help with wound healing, reducing inflammation, bruising, stings, and strains,
- As part of a compress to help manage varicose veins and chilblains,
- In an eye wash for conjunctivitis,
- Supporting your digestive system, including helping in the healing of ulcers,
- To help combat fungal infections internally and externally,
- Helping to normalise and support a healthy menstrual cycle, and
- Aids in resolving lingering lymphatic congestion.
Certified Organic Calendula Dried Herbs prepared by Naturopaths in Ballarat and Lake Gardens Available in:
25 grams = $7.99
50 grams = $11.99
100 grams = $18.99