HERB - Re: Marigolds and Gillyflowers
Warren & Meredith Harmon
corwynsca at juno.com
Fri Apr 6 00:31:30 PDT 2001
>yes, marigolds are period, that is the marigold now most often known
>by its Latin name "Calendula".
Oh! (light bulb turns on) Now I see the problem - looking under the
wrong name! Now, I know *someone* a loooong time ago mentioned a book
that had the modern and ancient references, and now I really want that
book! Anyone know what I'm balthering about???
>Calendula has some wonderful medicinal properties (the petals are the
>part to use) such as antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, and is good for
>calming skin inflammations.
Hmmm..future research project here into creams... ;-)
>I don't believe the "french marigolds" or "african marigolds" (Tagetes
>spp) are period.
Oh, poo. I was really hoping French marigolds were period - they're the
only ones I've seen so far that i like in the whole family! Saw some
neat harlequin ones this past fall. Liked them a *lot*. ah, well, I
guess my dream garden's just gonna have some OOP players! ;-)
With gillyflowers, I was thinking of the one or other period type:
>Caryophyllus simplex maior (the single gillofloure, or Pink)
>Caryophyllus plumarius (jagged Pinks)
There's this garden, see, which has all sorts of temptations for the weak
of heart, so I was wondering where I can find some of my own to covet.
Huh - anyone know which species gives us bergamot EO?
-Caro the many-questioned
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