Calendula: A Soothing Medicinal Herb


Who would know that such a beautiful flower is such an amazing herb! Calendula (calendula officinalis) or Pot Marigold is one of the most popular herbs used to treating in skin problems.

Skin concerns often crop up during the blustery winter months, with dry skin, wind-burn, and other irritating rashes.

Calendula can be found in many commercial lotions and creams. It’s not just for healing your skin; you can use it in cooking as well! Calendula leaves have been known to be used for culinary purposes as well. They can be used to add flavor and color to salads, soups, breads and cheeses. I’ve even heard of it being used as a replacement for saffron.

Join me at Frugal Granola to learn more about this wonderful herb! 
About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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