Scientific name: Calendula officinalis
Origin: S Europe
Medicinal use: It used to be used in the kitchen as a substitute for saffron, assuming the name of poor man’s saffron, as it has the ability to give food color and flavor. Its pharmacological properties are also known, using the dried or fresh petals, since they have culinary and medicinal applications. Some of its many properties are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing, antibiotic, and to treat indigestion, stomach ulcers and conjunctivitis.
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