Pot Marigold, officially known as calendula, is a lovely flower and a popular remedy across the world, including in India where it is known as ganda ka phool.
NB: Calendula should not be confused with garden marigolds. The two species are different in appearance and very different in their effects on the body.
Calendula is often used in salves, ointments, and soaps as a soothing skin treatment. You can also add the flower petals to foods for a decorative touch that is also good for the digestive system. Up to a teaspoon worth of petals a day.
Calendula or Pot Marigold flowers are frequently recommended for menstrual issues, as a natural remedy to relieve the pain of bee stings, in wound care, for cramps and spasms, and as a general anti-inflammatory among other medicinal uses.
Continue reading to learn how Earth Clinic readers have used Calendula to heal their ailments and let us know if it worked for you!