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Calendula

/Ca·len·du·la/ (kah-len´du-lah) [L.] a genus of composite-flowered plants. The dried florets of C. officina´lis, the pot marigold, have antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties; they are used topically for inflammatory lesions and to promote healing and are used in homeopathy and folk medicine.

calendula

Herbal medicine
An annual that contains carotenoids, essential oils, flavonoids, mucilage, saponins and sterols, which is said to have antimicrobial and antiseptic effects.

calendula (k·lenˑ·j·l),

n Latin name:
Calendula officinalis; parts used: flowers; uses: digestive, antiinflammatory, antiinfective, antitumor, ulcerative skin conditions, varicose veins, stomach conditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
garden marigold, pot marigold, or
poet's marigold.

Calendula

plant genus in the family Asteraceae; cause cyanide poisoning; include C. cuneata, C. viscosa (both = Dimorphotheca cuneata).
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Calendula Complex is a Bioforce remedy available in health shops.
They're really easy to grow - like other calendulas they can be raised from seed sown direct into the garden from March to May and should flower from July onwards.
John's Wort, lavender, witch hazel, calendula, echinacea, comfrey, plantain and myrrh essential oil.
Dozens of ground covers can serve as lawn substitutes: Dalea greggii (trailing indigo bush), Cotoneaster salicifolius ``Repens,'' Ceonathus griseus ``horizontalis,'' Arctotheca calendula, cape weed or Coprosma ``verde vista.
But for greatest impact, skillful gardeners mix and match flower colors to achieve specific effects: the gentle blending of several shades of the same color - orange to golden calendula, for instance - or the riotous confetti look of many hot colors all planted together, or the striking, clean look of just two colors, such as red and white, playing off each other.
Other ingredients include passion flower oil, rose flower water, mango and calendula oil.
This combines well with wild yam cream, that also contains a high percentage of calendula oil.
A suitable starter first aid pack would include Arnica, Aconite, Calendula and Hypericum.
Pansy, primrose, chrysanthemum, stock, calendula and snap dragon are the staples of the fall and winter flower garden.
Before you let them go to seed, encourage a second bloom on plants like calendula, coreopsis, and gloriosa daisy by dead-heading.
To make a simple oil mix take 50mls of calendula oil and 50mls of almond oil.
The author gives instructions for preparing a salve that contains calendula petals and claims that it is effective on rashes and acne and beneficial to oily skin in general.