Calendula’s Uses:
A Medicinal & Edible Flower

Everything you need to know about calendula’s healing benefits, plus our recipes for making calendula oils, salves, and teas.

Come steep yourself in herbal sunshine.

Calendula is one of the sunniest herbs around, and one of our most versatile medicinals. Do you have skin issues? Digestive complaints? Or an immune system in need of a boost? 

Calendula’s your flower! To help you make the most of this merry medicine, we’ve compiled our favorite recipes and resources on preparing and using calendula right here

Tap into calendula’s herbal flower power!

Take a peek at this list of our articles on calendula:

Calendula’s Herbal & Edible Uses: How to Grow, Gather, and Prepare Calendula as Food and Medicine

Come soak up our most in-depth article on calendula! This herbal garden darling is a premier ally for the skin, digestive system, and immune health. If you’ve ever wanted to grow or use calendula’s sunny medicine, this is your golden guide.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
A fresh bouquet of calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula’s Benefits for the Skin: How to Make Calendula Oil and Salve

This bright blossom is one of our very best herbs for practically every manner of skin complaint: rashes, stings, insect bites, sunburns, scrapes, eczema…you name it! I keep calendula oil stocked in my refrigerator throughout the year, and there’s always a jar of calendula salve in my first aid kit. Ready to stir up your own supply of these sun-kissed remedies? I share my personal recipes on the blog.

Topical Benefits of Calendula: How to Make A Poultice with Fresh or Dried Herbs

Need a simple and soothing remedy for the skin? Poultices are traditional preparations for relieving pain, infections, and swelling. Learn how to blend a homemade poultice featuring a healing handful of common herbs and flowers. This recipe is essential for any apothecary cookbook!

Ingredients for soothing herbal poultice with calendula flowers, plantain, violet leaves, clay, and essential oils

Step 1: Gather and dry your herbs

Herbal Digestive Calendula Tea: A Remedy for Heartburn and Peptic Ulcers

If you’re seeking an herb to help heal and repair digestive issues, calendula’s cheery flowers ought to be at the top of your list. Calendula tea can work wonders for heartburn, peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ready for the recipe? It’s highly healing and tasty to boot!

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