calendula officinalis

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calendula

calendula

A great flower for eating, calendula blossoms are peppery, tangy, and spicy. Beautiful golden color. Sharp taste similar to saffron. Use to add yellow color to dishes. Anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, acne, controls bleeding, menstrual cycle, soothes irritated tissues, rashes, sunburn, radiation pain, abdominal cramps, constipation, anti-tumor, duodenal ulcers. Used on slow-healing wounds (helps grow new healthy cells). Some people may have reactions. Do not take while pregnant.
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You can choose flowers to match your colour scheme - brick red nasturtiums, bronze and yellow mixtures of nemesias, vivid blue nigella (love-in-a-mist), rich orange English marigolds and, for the back of the border, tall annual chrysanthemums.
SOME annual flowers ( the half-hardy kinds such as love-in-a-mist, English marigolds and stocks ( can also be grown early by being started under glass with heat, in a propagator or a cool, light room.
You can choose flowers to match your colour scheme ( brick red nasturtiums, bronze and yellow mixtures of nemesias, vivid pale blue nigella (love-in-a-mist), rich orange English marigolds and, for the back of the border, tall annual chrysanthemums.

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