Calendula is known for its diverse gardening, culinary and medical benefits. It is primarily known as a healing plant because of it's soothing abilities. It is a plant that can do it all. Its brightly colored flower petals makes them an eye catching addition to everyone's garden. The healing properties they have make them a go to in the first aid cabinet.
They are also known as the "Pot Marigold" I am growing the series called Bon Bon Mix. They are cool weather plants. They get about 12 inches tall with a 10 - 12 inch spread.
The flower is used as a medicinal plant whose antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties make it a strong ingredient for healing. Calendula flowers can be ground into powder or made into oils, creams, and ointments. It can also be used in cosmetics, soaps, shampoos and body creams, and wound treatment, both internally and topically.
The health benefits of Calendula are heals wounds, assists with digestive and immune system, hydrates and nourishes dry skin, slows development of wrinkles, and it reduces scarring.
There are many ways to use Calendula. You can get a lot of the health benefits by making it into a tea. You can drink it or gargle with it to cure a sore throat. You can make Calendula oil for the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory compounds in the oil. They are great for wound healing.
So come by and see us and get you a couple of these great plants to add to your garden and get creative with all the things that you can do with them.
The voice behind the blog will be Mike & Rhonda Loudermilk. Life at Louderbranch Farms is very far from simple. It is very complicated at times. We would love to live a slower paced life but that is just not possible for what we are trying to accomplish. We both work full time jobs for others plus have our own business. We spend most of our time working. That is what we do! We love gardening, caring for our animals and making handmade bath products such as Rhonda Lynne's Ole Fashioned Soap.