Calendula Flowers Medicinal And Survival Uses

The calendula flower has a multitude of medicinal uses and should be granted a lengthy row in your off-the-grid pharmacy garden or adorning pots on your front porch. The flower garnered its name because it blooms in a calendar cycle ­— or once each month during the full moon. The calendula is native to the northern Mediterranean region.

Keeping dried leaves from the calendula flower in mason jars will also add a bit of extra flavor to your long-term storage foods. For centuries, the flower has been added to soups, rice dishes, cereals and salads. Beginning about seven decades ago, American doctors began using petals from the calendula flower to treat fevers, burns, minor skin infections, amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, cuts, scrapes and bruises.

Earlier this week, I was once again thrilled to get to attend the weeklong Amish auction in Mount Hope, Ohio. The region where the massive auction takes place is known as Ohio Amish Country and attracts visitors from all around the country. The offerings and the deals at the highly anticipated once-a-year auction surpass the incredible deals offered on weekends throughout the year at the Mount Hope Amish auction facility. Click here to read more about Calendula flowers and their survival uses.