Calendula - (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula Herb

This annual herb is also known as pot marigold. The name Calendula officinalis comes from Latin and means "the first day of the month".
The flowers are yellow to golden-orange in color and blooms in June. The plant can grow up to 2 feet tall.

Calendula can be planted in a sunny location or in a shady location in rich, well-drained soil. Harvest the flowers on a dry day when they are open, and the leaves when they are young.

You should place some calendula petals next to you or under your bed while you are sleeping since it is said to increase your understanding and insight of your dreams and visions and enhance your perception. It is also suppose to ward off evil spirits.

Part used: Flowers.

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