The simple yet beautiful Calendula and Marigold flower is one of Natures little wonders! Not only are these flowers robust with bright shades of gold, yellow and orange but are also edible. The Calendula can be made into tea, or can be added to salads and other dishes. Furthermore Calendula and Marigold have many medicinal uses and have been cultivated and used in many countries around the world to aid in the healing of cuts and wounds and can be made into eye drops to ease a varity of infections. Originally from Southern Europe and the Eastern Mediteranean areas, it is now grown in many countries. Calendula flowers have been known to symbolise passion and fire and in India are often included in wedding bouquets and decorations to symbolize passion and creativity or fertility for the new couple. Marigolds are also associated with the Mexican “Day of the Dead” festival as they believe spirits are attracted to bright colours and the perfume. During this cultural festival their cities are adorned with this beautiful flower. What a sight to behold….