The Calendula: The Birth Flower of October October 12, 2015 07:17

When the month of October comes, we find ourselves in mid-season of Fall and much closer to Winter arriving.  We can wonder what are some great choice flowers during this time of the year?  Well, you don't have to search any further.  For your wonderful event or occasion, there is one flower that you can count on.  It is the beautiful birth flower of October--the calendula.

The calendula, also known as marigold, is a part of the daisy family.  It is one of the Best Flowers In October that you can choice from.  It is a versatile flower that actually not only blooms in October, but every month of the year.  It blooms at the beginning of each month.  It's name speaks for itself, being that calendula means "throughout the months".  Calendula is also Latin for "calends" and is the English version of "calendar."  This flower is used by gardeners as an insect repellent, as well as by cooks as a coloring for food.

Calendulas have many other uses as well that you wouldn't think that a flower can do.  When it is dried, it can be used to spice up your food and brighten up a salad.  In fact, it is referred to as the "pot marigold" because of cooking pots, not flowerpots.  This flower can amazingly be used as an herbal medicinal remedy for headaches, toothaches, stomachaches, fever reducers and menstrual cramps.  It can also reduce swelling in insect bites, sprains, jaundice, sore eyes, wounds and other skin irritations when made into an ointment.  Lip balms can be made with the calendula as well. The calendula comes in bright colors, from gold to bright orange, and when boiled, they make for excellent dyes for fabrics, cosmetics and food.

The calendula other name, marigold, is also referred to as "Mary's Gold" by early Christians and is considered a sacred flower.  Garlands of marigolds were crafted and worn on the necks of the statues of holy saints like the Virgin Mary.  Its' floral meaning is associated with "winning grace." and garlands of marigolds were worn to protect homes from evil, being strung at doorsteps. 

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Reference:  www.list-of-birthstones.com, Calendula flower; www.1stflowers.com