Calendula Flowers (Calendula officinalis) 10g
Dried Calendula flowers can be infused in oil, burned over charcoal as an incense or made into a tea infusion for a variety of benefits. The bright calendula petals can be used in ritual to inspire optimism and vitality and to attract success in every area of life. Its protective energy dispels negativity and draws light and love into the energy field.
Folk names: Pot Marigold, English Marigold, Poet’s Marigold, Husbandman’s Dial, Marybud, Merrybud, Marygold, Summer’s Bride, Holligold, Bull’s eyes, Gold bloom
Ruler : Sun
Parts used: flower petals and buds
Deities: Apollo, Vishnu, Yarilo, Svarog, Ra, Helios, Belenos, Lakshmi, All Solar Deities.
Sabbath: Samhain, Day of the dead.
Astrological Sign: Leo
Magickal Uses: Love potions, Consecration, Divination, Legal Matters, Court proceedings, Prophetic Dreams, Protection, Psychic powers, Beauty, Wealth, Potential, Rituals for the dead. Hang over a door to keep evil and negativity from entering. Highly effective for allaying gossip. Use in amulets to protect from hostile words. Can be strewn to consecrate an area or burned in consecration incense. Associated with Samhain it is used in ceremonies of remembrance and funerals. Use in magick to remember deceased loved ones. Scattering Calendula along the walkway to your home encourages ancestral spirits to find their way home. Drinking tea made from the flowers of this magical plant can clear the aura of trauma fields and unwanted energetic attachments. Scatter petals under the bed or place inside a pillow to encourage prophetic dreams and offer protection while sleeping. Receive respect and admiration from everyone you meet by taking a bath with petals or calendula infused water. Use the oil of calendula to consecrate your tools. Use the incense for divination. Representing the sun this herb can be used in sacred baths, incense and rituals. As a dying agent it is perfect for colouring altar cloths and other offerings to honour the sun. Calendula is also considered a lucky herb. Sleep with a green bag filled with calendula to promote luck. It is said that one will have a lucky dream followed by good fortune when playing games of chance and gambling.
Other Beneficial Uses: One of the most well-known and versatile herbs in western medicine, calendula flower is an excellent remedy for a wide range of skin conditions. In particular: Acne, eczema, allergies, bites, bowel disease, conjunctivitis, gastritis, mucus membrane and skin disorders, stings and varicose veins so it is often added to healing and skin soothing salves. It is excellent for healing wounds, rejuvenating the skin and reversing wrinkles as it helps the body stimulate the production of collagen. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, detoxifying, and mildly estrogenic. It is used both internally and externally and its pain killing agents can help to ease the discomfort of minor injuries. Used in a tincture, it can be used to treat conditions such as acne and reduce inflammation.
Contra-indications: Calendula may cause allergic reactions in some people. Pregnant and lactating women should avoid taking calendula. Calendula may also cause drowsiness when combined with other medications.
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