Calendula

calendula officinalis

Folk names: Ocululus Christi, Pot Marigold

Boundaries

Setting and maintaining boundaries are just as manifesting as any other quality we want in our lives, call upon calendula to aid in this goal.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Antibiotic

  • Anti-fungal

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antiviral

  • Cholagogue

  • Diaphoretic

  • Emmenagogue

  • Immune Stimunlant

  • Lymphatic

  • Vulnerary

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin 

is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Calendula in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Calendula.

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Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Gender: Feminine
Chakra:

  • Sacral

  • Solar Plexus

  • Root

Divine to:

  • Xochiquezal (Aztec)

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Jin zhan ju

Parts Used:

  • Flowers

  • Herbs

  • Leaves

Taste: Bitter (Mild)

Energy:

  • Warming

  • Dryness

  • Soothing Demulcent

Applications:

  • Oil/Vinegar Infusion

  • Tea

  • Tinctures

Warning: Pregnancy + Doppleganger

As with all EMMENAGOGUES, do not use if you are pregnant as it can cause contractions of the uterus (which can be relaxing and even helpful for difficult periods). This particular plant is a mild emmenagogue but it should be used with extreme caution.

DOPPLEGANGER ALERT! While many (including the site's proprietors) believe all marigold to be created equal, alas we are thwarted. Garden Marigold is non-edible and is known in scientific terms as Tagetes spp. be careful when wildcrafting if you're looking to make a summer salad!

​Magical Uses

  • Balancing Emotions

  • Beauty

  • Cleansing

  • Comfort to the Heart & Spirit

  • Consecration of Tools

  • Divination

  • Dream

  • Happiness

  • Healing

  • Heart healing

  • Honoring and remembering the dead (often a Dia de los Muertas or Samhain)

  • Hope

  • Intuition

  • Love

  • Luck in Legal Matters

  • Money

  • Moving stagnant energies

  • Nurtures Potential

  • Patience

  • Positive energy

  • Prophetic Dreams

  • Protection

  • Rejuvenation

  • Spiritual Protection

  • Success

  • Sustained Wealth

  • Tolerance