Calendula Resina is a powerhouse with many uses, it’s bright orangey yellow flowers grow on compact stalks and are a delight in to see in blooming in the medicinal garden. Picking the flower heads as they mature will ensure many blooms for the harvest season.

WARNING: First things first; I am not a doctor nor do I, or will I recommend any medicinal herbs for any ailments. Please use medicinal herbs at your own discretion and risk. I am only interested in the herbs that we use here for our family on the farm. Please seek medical attention prior to using any medicinal herbs.

Parts Used:

Whole flowers (as mentioned before, be sure to use the entire flower head, including the green base, rather than the petals alone)

Medicinal Preparations:

Tea, tincture, infused oil, salve, broth, compress, poultice, vaginal douches and suppositories, sitz baths

Tincture ratios and dosage: Fresh flowers 1:2 95%; dried flowers 1:6 70%. Both preparations 2–3 ml (⅖ to ⅗ teaspoon) three times a day

Infusion ratios and dosage: 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of the dried flowers infused in 1 cup (240 ml) of water three times a day; 3 to 12 grams of the dried flower a day by infusion

Herbal Actions:

· Anti-inflammatory

· Lymphagogue

· Vulnerary (promotes wound healing)

· Antibacterial

· Antifungal