Herb Spotlight: Calendula Flowers

Herb Spotlight

Calendula and marigold flowers are one in the same, but don’t confuse them with the ornamental marigolds found in gardens. Double check your herbs by the scientific name before making your healing products or other natural supplies with dried calendula flowers. I found out about this ingredient when I was dealing with bad acne because it helps heal inflamed skin. Now I’m working with it in beauty products mostly and also a massage oil for cowboyfriend’s aching hands. Also whenever I’m feeling like a graying version of myself, as if my inner light is dimming, I draw a bath with some Calendula flowers to charge up my auric field.

Breakdown of Calendula:

Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis [aka: marigold, summer’s bride]

Magickal Stats: Elementally Fire, Ruled by the Suncalendula-1405379

Aides in Relieving Symptoms of:

  • Cuts, Wounds, Burns and Ailments of the Skin
  • Inflammation; eyelid, rectum, varicose veins, nosebleeds & hemorrhoids
  • Menstrual Cramps

Assists Spiritually With:

  • Attract Success
  • Flourish in Optimism and Vitality
  • Protection; draw light and banish negativity

How Does It Work?

Calendula is mostly applied topically to work as an antibacterial and antiviral which is why it works great for supporting tissue growth and healing in cuts, burns, acne and other wounds. It also works as an anti-inflammatory to help with proctitis, conjunctivitis, herpes, insect stings and even black eyes.

What Do I Do With It?

A liquid extract of the dried flowers can be applied topically to the affected area to help with any inflamed or wounded skin. Also take drops of the liquid extract to induce menstruation and relieve menstrual cramps, promote skin healing and inflammation. Add to an incense to attract success specifically in legal matters. Sprinkle the dried flowers into a bath to draw health and vitality into the auric field.

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What’s In My Cup?

What's In My Cup?

This week’s blend goes out the the ladies who have a visit from Aunt Flo. Obviously the health benefits are worthwhile for everyone but I needed some relief from my PMS and I turned to my herb friends.

Definitely a big helper with anyone dealing with stomach cramps or issue, a sassy mood, body pain and more. Brew this one up hot, it is much better in a warm decoction.

This Specific Blend Will Aid In:

-IBS, stomach cramping, digestion

-Menstrual cramps and body pain

-Uplifting mood

-Awakening the senses

Simply Mix Together:

1.5 TB Spearmint

0.5 tsp Kava Kava

0.5 tsp Angelica Root

Place herbs into tea ball or tea bag. Pour hot water into mug over herbs, let steep 10-15 minutes or until desired decoction is achieved. Use any time of the day, works best in the afternoon or whenever you may have unnerving pain in the body.

Beware of Kava Kava root if you have any issues with your liver. Consult a doctor if you have a history of health problems related to your liver.

Hold your freshly brewed cup of happy and meditate on the mantra: Happiness resides within.