calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Published by administrator on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 12:37

Also called "pot marigold," calendula is an ornamental plant with bright orange-yellow flowers. (The name calendula comes from its tendency to bloom at regular intervals on the calendar.) Calendula's bright orange blooms have been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years. Herbal experts use calendula to help heal skin wounds and prevent them from getting infected. It reduces redness and swelling and may fight germs. Today some people ...