Calendula [Calendula officinalis]

Bed 04/05

Also known as Common Marigold, Pot Marigold & Scottish Marigold. Its Latin name comes from the fact it supposedly blooms on the Calends (1st day of the month). Used for insect bites (rub the bite with the flower), burns and intestinal problems.

Culpepper claimed the juice of the leaves mixed with vinegar eased swellings & bruises. An ancient charm used Calendula, picked when the moon is in the Sign of the Virgin, to give the wearer a vision of anyone who has robbed him / her. In country areas, infusions of the flowers were used to treat measles.