Benefits of calendula flower are enormous. This orange, beautiful flower could help many individuals to regain well-being and balance in their lives.
The Description of Calendula Plant
Calendula flower or pot marigold is a member of the aster family.
Calendula grows in the garden. However, it can be found in shady copses and around dumps.
The height of the plant is around 60 cm. Calendula has thick, very juicy stems and whole leaves covered with small hair.
Flowers of calendula are from yellow to bright orange color. These flowers exude an unusual fragrance when the sun shines.
Maria Treben, the famous herbalist, describes remarks of folks that if flowers open before 7 a.m. the day will be sunny. I guess it is a good method to predict the weather.
How Can Calendula Flower help Us?
Apply calendula ointment directly to the abscess.
Age Spots ( senile keratosis)
Apply affected areas several times a day with the calendula juice, made from fresh stalks.
Bruises and Contusions
Apply calendula ointment to the bruise.
Make a calendula ointment melting 250 g of pure lard in a saucepan with two big handfuls of calendula leaves, flowers, and stems. Apply made, not cold ointment gently and carefully to the burn.
Apply calendula ointment to unwanted hair.
Intense itching can be relieved after applying calendula ointment on affected areas several times a day.
Calendula tincture compresses work fast and efficient for pulled muscles. Dilute the tincture with boiled pure water, moisten a cloth and apply it to the affected area as the compress.
Scars from operations
Apply calendula ointment to the operation scars. It helps heal more faster.
Apply calendula ointment to varicose veins. It helps immensely according to Maria Treben.
Apply calendula ointment before Swedish bitters application.
Gently rub the calendula ointment into the breast every day. Important! the professional advice for breast lumps must be considered at first place.
Calendula ointment is an external remedy for fistulas according to German herbalist Maria Treben. Apply the ointment to fistulas. The ointment can be used three times heated. After it, residue must be thrown away.
Heart (cardiac asthma)
Before Swedish bitters, the calendula ointment must be rubbed into the skin. 250 grams of pure lard mix with four handfuls of calendula leaves, flowers, and steams and melt in a saucepan. Apply as the slightly warm ointment to the skin.
Pancreas( diseases of)
Calendula ointment could be rubbed into skin before Swedish bitters compress.
Calendula ointment may help relieve phlebitis. Apply ointment to the affected area.
Shortness of Breath
The ointment with calendula must be rubbed into skin before applying Swedish bitters. Mix 250 g of pure lard with two handfuls of calendula flowers, leaves, and stems. Cool of it.
Melt 250 grams of pure lard with four handfuls of calendula leaves, flowers, and steams. Apply cooled of ointment to the affected areas.
The Standard Calendula Ointment Recipe
According to Maria Treben, the calendula ointment is made in this way:
Unless other quantities are given, melt 8 oz 250g of pure lard in a saucepan and add a generous handful of calendula leaves, flowers, and stems. Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring it well, simmer briefly, then remove it from the heat. Put a lid on the saucepan and leave it cool overnight. Then heat the contents up again gently until the fat is liquid enough to pass through a clean piece of muslin. Strain the mixture through the muslin, making sure that all juice from the calendula is pressed through into the lard. The ointment can then be transferred to screw-top jars and should be stored in the refrigerator.
Do you know Calendula flower? Benefits of Calendula flower are impressive. I like this flower because it blooms brightly. Additionally, it brings so many benefits to us. As Maria Treben told, that herbs are from the God’s pharmacy.