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Calendula and Surgery
Calendula officinalis is a shrub which has beautiful yellow-orange flowers.
(A closely-related spcies grows in India and women wear these flowers woven into a small garland, in their hair. This garland, worn on a bun tied at the back of the head, is considered de rigeur for all auspicious occassions!)
Extract of the leaves and flowers of calendula is medically and surgically useful to control and treat skin infections.
Ointments and creams containing this extract are commonly used in post-surgical dressings.
This extract can be taken internally simultaneously, to hasten healing.
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I'm a firm believer in natural remedies whereever possible and love reading your blog and learning about which plants are beneficial to us.
Thank you for reading my blog and your comment!
I also use calendula salve, its so good for the skin. i've used on burns, scrapes, cuts ect. but its also great for insect bites and also to keep the mosquitos away. we use it when ever we have to go out on the water, an no bugs bother us. i'm a firm believer in herbal or nature care of all kinds.
I grew calendula several years ago and enjoyed the plant but it was not a shrub but an annual plant. The description sounds the same as far as the blooms. i have told my husband many times that we could survive starvation and outbreaks of some diseases just from my garden and now I will forever have calendula growing in my garden. Thank you so much for a good medicinal plant.
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