History & Divination
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) also known as marigold is a beautiful herb for so many things! It is native to Europe and parts of Asia. Calendula was named by the ancient Romans (latin kalends) as they noticed the flowers bloom on the first day of every month. Egyptians used calendula as a rejuvenating herb, Persians and Greeks used it to garnish and flavor food, and during the Civil War they used calendula to treat open wounds. In divination Calendula is used for protection, psychic dreams, & transformation. A garland of marigold hung in an entry way protects the home and all occupants from evil. Placing a garland under your bed brings prophetic dreams.
Calendula has antiseptic and astringent properties, stimulating the immune system and helping the body fight against infections such as flu or other viruses. It is antibacterial and one of the best plants for fighting fungal infections such as thrush. Calendula is used in skincare, easing eczema and other skin irritations. Calendula is a beautiful herb for the female reproductive system regulating menstruations and relieving menstrual cramps. During childbirth it promotes contractions and delivery of placenta. It is often used in herbal teas to aid the detoxifying process. Calendula should not be taken internally in pregnancy.
You can find calendula in the following FH products:
- Yoni Menstrual Tea & Steam
- Detox Herbal Tea
- All Hemp Soap Bars
- Breathe Easy Cold & Flu Bath Tea
- All Hemp Healing Balms
Sources: The Complete Woman's Herbal (Anne McIntyre)