Last year was our first summer in our new home and as the move was such an epic exercise in downsizing; starting a garden needed to be put off for another year.
We are now happily settled, (and loads lighter!) so with great joy my daughter Avalon and I carried home our baby plants from the Mother's Day plant sale.
I chose Calendula officinalis, one of my favourite healing herbs. As safe as this sunny flower is, if you have an allergy to chrysanthemum, ragweed or daisy, you'll want to avoid material doses of the plant and take homeopathic pellets, as they are related members of the Compositae family.
Pot marigold (the common name) is a specific for wound healing. It is perfect for slow-to-heal cuts with pus because of its antiseptic qualities AND it's ability to regenerate tissue.
Homeopathically, it is used for:
- lacerated injuries, surgical incisions
- preventing pus and infection
- nerve pain
- tooth extraction
- tearing from labour
- cancer of the uterus or breast
I strongly recommend picking up this remedy for your home kit in a 30C. Take it acutely for skin wounds and injuries to organs (like eyes!) especially when accompanied by weakness and/or extreme pain. It's well indicated when the pain is out of proportion to the injury.