Calendula is a flower for beauty and good!
If calendula grows in your front garden, then you are a happy owner of a beautiful and useful plant. Calendula blooms from late June to September with cheerful orange flowers exuding a healthy essential aroma. Its benefit is that it scares away pests from other plants. Therefore, calendula will be appropriate to look among the vegetable beds.
Well, for you this flower is both a doctor and a cosmetologist. Calendula flowers (by the way, this is the Latin name of the flower, and you can imagine how many centuries different peoples have respected it) are useful for colds, nervous breakdowns, heart and stomach diseases, and metabolic disorders. They are used in this case as a herbal decoction: a spoon of dried marigold flowers per 200 grams of boiling water. Such a decoction should be infused for no more than 20 minutes and then it must be filtered, otherwise it will lose its tanning properties.
You can add calendula to green tea and quietly heal every day. Calendula flowers, infused for 21 days in olive or sunflower oil (in a 1: 1 ratio) are an excellent tool for softening the rough skin of the soles of the feet and elbows, for lubricating bruises and abrasions.
As a cosmetic product, steamed, but already warm, rather than hot calendula flowers (you can use a previously prepared broth) and wrapped in one layer of gauze are used as lotions for lips, eyelids, and the face as a whole. Such lotions contribute to the destruction of black spots, give the skin a pleasant matte shade, freshness, and eliminate greasy shine in problem areas. Calendula is also useful in the house: bags with dried calendula can be stored in linen cabinets.
Calendula flowers are cut off at the peduncle itself once a week. Do not be afraid to spoil the beauty of the front garden - the more often you break the calendula flowers, the faster new inflorescences appear, and the calendula bushes are even more beautiful. True, after several gatherings, the flowers fade, but this does not detract from the beauty of calendula!