IN­GRE­DI­ENT 101: Cal­en­dula

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Also known as Pot Marigold, the cal­en­dula is na­tive to the north­ern Mediter­ranean re­gions. In an­cient times, the Egyp­tians con­sid­ered them to have re­ju­ve­nat­ing ben­e­fits with its anti-bac­te­rial, an­ti­fun­gal, and anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties. As re­cently as 70 years ago, Amer­i­can physi­cians have used this heal­ing herb to treat conjunctivitis, fev­ers, bruises, and burns, as well as mi­nor in­fec­tions of the skin.

Its name refers to its ten­dency to bloom with the cal­en­dar, usu­ally once a month or with ev­ery new moon.

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