Anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and particularly suited for soothing a variety of skin complaint. Calendula is not the same as your common garden marigold, so
make sure you are buying Calendula Officinalis!
Its flowers are anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and particularly suited for soothing a variety of skin complaints. Because of its gentle, but effective, action, calendula is an important component in your herbal medicine chest.
A calendula tincture is helpful for bug bites, chicken pox and other itchy skin conditions and can be added to bath water or a hair rinse to help itching or irritated scalp and skin conditions.
In magick it’s used for protection, legal matters, psychic and spiritual powers.
Please note that pregnant women should not ingest calendula since internal use could possibly trigger menstruation. Also, if you have chronic health problems or you’re on medication, other
contraindications may apply.