Calendula Flowers are also called Marigold, Summer's Bride, Bride of the Sun, Sun's Gold, Ruddes and Ruddles. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all loved Calendula and used it for culinary and healing purposes. During the medieval period it was considered a cure for just about everything and during the Renaissance, it was a popular garden flower and commonly used as a pot herb earning it the name pot marigold.
Calendula Flowers are associated with the Sun and symbolizes love and constancy and is perfect for wedding bouquets and decorations. It is the traditional "he loves me, he loves me not" flower and is useful for love potions.
Wreaths hung over a door are said to keep evil and negativity from entering.
Dried petals can be strewn to consecrate an area or burned in consecration incense. They are also a good addition to dream pillows.
Calendula is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic and is often added to healing and skin soothing salves.
This gorgeous flower can be used as a tea, added to food dishes and/or used as an ingredient in a smudging blend.