Our mission is to grow and provide local, organic medicine for our community and support our bio-region by securing the opportunity for all living beings to have access to food and medicine. We are reclaiming our health by growing our own medicine and restoring the knowledge of natural healing traditions.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Calendula flowers are a great healer! Medicinal uses: Internally the petals or leaves can be used in a tea to induce sweating, promote menstruation, increase urination, relieve stomach cramps, indigestion and stomachaches, and for relief from flu and fevers. Externally, Calendula flowers and leaves can be made into an ointment or powder for a variety of common skin ailments, including cuts, scrapes, abrasions, scalds, blisters, acne, rashes (including diaper rash), chicken pox outbreaks, and athlete's foot. For bee stings, rub the fresh flowers directly on the sting to relieve the pain.