Materia Medica: Calendula


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Bright orange calendula flowers resemble rays of sunshine. As a warming, soothing herbal remedy calendula supports skin health, wound healing and so much more.

Sources for Calendula(Calendula officinalis):

Fresh Calendula:

Local Grower Resource from Mountain Rose Herbs

Dried Calendula and Topical Calendula Oil & Salve:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Frontier Co-op

Strictly Medicinal Herbs

Herbalist & Alchemist

Avena Botanicals


Juliet Blankespoor and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

Rosemary Gladstar’s Books

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide

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Original music by Dylan Rice




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Dina Ranade is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is also a mom of three - two daughters in college and a 17 year old son finishing up high school. Dina loves cooking for her family despite the challenges that this creates. She passionately loves exploring culinary herbalism and has been working on stocking her home kitchen apothecary or medicine cabinet.

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