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| !NOT USED DURING PREGNANCY!|
If ALLERGIC TO RAGWEED, there is the possibility of
allergy to Calendula since they share the same family!
Frequent skin contact might increase sensitivity.
NOT TO BE CONFUSED with French/African marigold of the
Tagetes species which is the marigold commonly sold in
nursery offerings and which is used to deter insects,
but has no medicinal value! Calendula has flat, long ray
flowers of bright orange to yellow surrounding a dark, central disk
(much like Black Eyed Susan), while those of the Tagetes
species usually (some exceptions) have pom-pom type heads of crenate
petals (rays) and in a large variety of colors and combinations.
|NOTE: See How To for a more complete explanation of the different ways of preparing herbal products.|