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How do you like to use calendula? I am using the flowers in a salad but was curious about what others like to do. Cheers!

I got a small quantity from the farmers' market. I know you can dry them, but wonder what else people (gardeners?) have tried?

asked by Nomnomnom 12 months ago
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added 12 months ago

If you are interested in making beauty products with it, it is great for the skin. You could infuse in oil and mix with beeswax to make a salve.

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added 12 months ago

That does sound nice. I'd be curious to know proportions, in order to get the most herbal benefit :)

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added 12 months ago

I've seen dried calendula petals sold as "Mexican Saffron"- at least I'mpretty sure they were calendula- some sort of marigold, at any rate.

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added 12 months ago

Very interesting! That gives me ideas. Thanks Smaug! P.s. That's a great handle.

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added 12 months ago

Calendula is used in Georgian recipes--but whether you have the same species as the Georgian recipes use would be hard to say. At any rate, calendula is used for a yellow dye--think Easter eggs--and has a lot of medicinal uses.

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added 12 months ago

Thanks Maedl; natural dye is another great idea!

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