Organic culinary grade Egyptian Calendula 1oz tin
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Calendula officinalis Other Names pot marigold, English marigold, poet’s marigold, Husbandman’s Dial, Marybud, Merrybud, Marygold, Summer’s Bride The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all loved calendula and used it for culinary and healing purposes. During the medieval period, it was considered a cure for just about everything. During the Renaissance, it was a popular garden flower and commonly used as a pot herb earning it the name pot marigold. Magical Attributes: Marigold is associated with the Sun. Calendula symbolizes love and constancy and is great for wedding bouquets and decorations. It is the traditional “he loves me, he loves me not” flower and is useful for love potions. Wreaths of marigold hung over a door are said to keep evil and negativity from entering. Dried petals can be strewn to consecrate an area or burned in consecration incense. They are also a good addition to dream pillows. Household Use: Calendula makes for long-lasting cut flowers, but the scent is overpowering for some. Petals can be used to make a lovely yellow dye. It has been used to lighten hair. Healing Attributes: Calendula is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic and is often added to healing and skin soothing salves. Culinary Use: Calendula petals can be used as a food coloring agent and has traditionally been used to color butter and cheese. It can be used to make yellow rice without saffron. They are also good in salads or sprinkled over cakes for a festive look.