Marigold, or calendula flower, is commonly known for its use in potpourri and soaps and is recognisable by its piquant scent and brilliant saffron colour. However, it can be rubbed on bee and wasp stings to relive pain and swelling, and balms made from Marigold can be used for sprains, aches, and cuts.
Also, a water distilled from them helps swollen, tired eyes, and an infusion of fresh flowers can be used for fevers, due to its subtly inducing perspiration. A decoction of Marigolds is much utilised in country districts to aid with smallpox and measles, similar to saffron. Marigold flowers are also considered useful for children's ailments. Comes in a large 250g bag.