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.