(Calendula officinalis) Add to salads for a nice, nutty flavor and color. Add petals to give a light tangy flavor to rice, fish and meat soups, soft cheese, yogurt, butter, omelets, milk dishes, cakes and sweet breads.
Calendula is reportedly used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. The oil and blossom extract are used for skin conditions and to tone delicate skin. Calendula is a soothing and healing herb, often used in ointments for leg ulcers, varicose veins, bedsores and bruises. Take infusion to aid digestion. Calendula oil is made from maceration and is healing and rejuvenating. Soothes inflammations and is non toxic to babies. Calendula is one of the main ingredients in my “Baby Balm.”
Properties include: Carotene, Calenduline, Lycopine, Saponin, Resin and Essential Oil