This extremely healthy herb Marigold is known for her abilities to treat destroyed and damaged skin.
Calendula officinalis (pot marigold, ruddles, common marigold, garden marigold, English marigold, or Scottish marigold) is a plant that originated in India. Most magical rites around the world are done with this plant. The plant of great beauty, simplicity and fascinating orange color.
It was found that this plant can purify the blood vessels, relax them and increases the lumen. In same time reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, especially in combination with dandelion or hawthorn. Recent research has shown that marigold lowers blood pressure and acts as a mild sedative, relaxes blood vessels and increases the lumen. Recommended also for angina pectoris.
Now is the time to make the oil of calendula:
Pick the 50 flowers of calendula, wash well and dry off the water, plunge them into a larger jar and pour 1-liter olive oil. Close the jar, leave the pot 4-5 weeks in the sun. After that if you want you can strain the oil there is no difference.
Use it to treat burns, alleviate varicose veins, recover skin from the sunburns.
You can also make balm against varicose veins:
Preheat a pound of lard (pig fat) over moderate heat. When completely melted, add two fists fresh calendula flowers and a handful of dried green, spiky shell of horse chestnut. Allow foaming, remove from heat and stir for 5 minutes.
Cover and leave in a cool place for 24 hours. After 24 hours put back on the stove and start slowly warming up, with constant stirring until completely melted. Strain through sterile gauze and pour into a clean, dry jar. Store in a dark, dry place.