Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
The vividly bright orange flower petals of Calendula officinalis are used for medicinal purposes.
Calendula petals have remarkable healing properties because of their antiseptic and antifungal properties, and by speeding up the rate of cell division. They’re anti-inflammatory also, so are ideal for alleviating skin itches and for rapidly healing rubbed skin.
When Calendula is combined in equal proportions with Clivers (Galium Aparine) they make a powerful blend to detox and support the lymphatic system. This combination also works well together with Nettle to treat cystitis and skin conditions.
Used internally, Calendula petals have the following benefits:
Horses: 1-2 handfuls in feed daily (approximately 10-15g)
Ponies: ½ -1 handful in feed daily (approximately 6-10g)
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Used externally, Calendula tincture has the following benefits:
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