Calendula Officinalis. They need no description. they are so common, nearly in every garden.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Marigolds:

They strengthen the heart exceedingly, and are very expulsive and little less effectual in bringing out the small-pox and measles than saffron. The juice of Marigold leaves mixed with vinegar, and any hot swelling bathed with it, instantly gives ease. The flowers, either green or dried, are much used in possess, broths, and drink, as a comforter of the heart and spirits. A plaister made with the dry flowers in powder, lard, turpentine, and rosin, applied to the breast strengthens and succours the heart in fevers.

This plant, Calendula Officinalis, has been used in France as a vulnerary. The tincture is useful for curing warts. It may be used as a lotion, by adding 10 drops of the tincture, to 2 ounces of soft water. It is of special service in severe cuts, and lacerations; they are speedily relieved by it, and pain and bleeding arrested by its external application. It heals wounds so completely, when properly applied, as to leave no cicatrix or scar; if there should be any, it is scarcely perceptible. It has a wonderful power to heal without producing suppuration, or the formation of matter; it contracts the month of the small arteries which may have been cut, across longitudinally. Where the cut cannot. be closed, it may he wash­ed with the lotion; it may be diluted as above, or be used in a pure state with perfect safety. It may also be applied by cloths and bandages as in the case of Leopard's-Bane.

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