Monday, July 6, 2015

Calendula or Pot Marigold

I have a lot of calendola in  my garden.  I like how bright they are when in bloom and I don't even have to plant them, they come back every year.  I got this info from WebMD:
Calendula is a plant. The flower is used to make medicine. 
Calendula flower is used to prevent muscle spasms, start menstrual periods, and reduce fever. It is also used for treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps,cancer, and stomach and duodenal ulcers. 
Calendula is applied to the skin to reduce pain and swelling (inflammation) and to treat poorly healing wounds and leg ulcers. It is also applied to the skin (used topically) for nosebleeds, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the rectum (proctitis), and inflammation of the lining of the eyelid (conjunctivitis). 
Don’t confuse calendula with ornamental marigolds of the Tagets genus, which are commonly grown in vegetable gardens.

How does it work?
It is thought that the chemicals in calendula help new tissue grow in wounds and decrease swelling in the mouth and throat.
 It's a great color to add to flower arrangement.  I love summer time because I get tio display fresh flower in my kitchen everytday!
When in bloom, it's flower bring a great color  in my garden.
They multiply each year so I have to thin them out every time they are coming up.
Shadow Shots

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Jeannie Marie said...

So beautiful! I do not ever have anything I need to thin out! Lovely shadows!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm sure these blossoms bring you great joy!

Shadows in the Plaza

fredamans said...

Beautiful flowers!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Been a calendula user for a long time! Especially good in salves...not to mention the flower is pretty too!

GreenComotion said...

Smart planting and lovely photographing, Rose.
Calendula has nice medicinal properties, as you know.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

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