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Calendula officinalis, Calendula is one of my
favorite herbs. It will save your skin, and make you beautiful. When I
make a tea to drink or for use as a hair rinse I take the strained out
flowers and rub them directly over my face, it gives me a golden glow
and the circulation seems to immediately improve. Every year the
Calendula patch in my garden is getting bigger and bigger. It is an
annual, you have to plant it again every year, so let a few go to seed.
The flowers are bright yellow and orange, like the sun, some have lots
of petals, like the picture, some have less. The harvest goes on all
summer, the entire flower heads or the petals alone are used. I have
found that it is best to store the dried herb away from bright light,
which seems to fade away the golden color sooner.
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