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Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is also called pot marigold. The flowers are used as a medicinal herb to reduce inflammation and treat chronic infections.

Planting Info:
Propagated by seed.
Space between rows: 20 cm (8")
Space between seeds: 20cm (8")
Depth: 1 cm (1/3")
Germination: 14 days
Harvest: 60 days

    Medicinal uses:

  • Antiseptic and effective against fungus, bacteria and virus.
  • Used on open wounds to prevent infection.
  • Used on skin disorders such as athlete's foot, diaper rash, ringworm and yeast infections.

Calendula flowers are edible and can be mixed into salads or stews. They can also be added to a sauce for an interesting flavor and texture. The orange color looks very good in frostings and curries.

Calendula Tea:

Use about one flower steeped in hot water for five minutes. Used against suspected infection.


Pour 1/2 cup of water over 1 cup of Calendula flowers. Place cloth filled with wet leaves over injured area. Replace as desired. Use for wounds and skin disorders.

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