(Natural News) Don’t get preppers wrong. They’re not just prepared for when SHTF, they also know how to stop and smell the flowers… while also considering their medical properties. For example, calendula, or the marigold, has a lot of herbal uses. (h/t to BioPrepper.com.)
Calendula has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can also roll a ball of calendula petals between your fingers, which can be applied directly to an insect bite or nettle sting. This will help numb any pain that you’re feeling. (Related: Calendula can reduce inflammation, heal the skin and help protect the heart.)
To make the extract, you will need some dried calendula petals. Dry them in the sun or in a warm and airy place to maximize the medicinal properties of the versatile flower. The calendula extract can be stored for a long time, and is a worthy addition to any herbal medicine cabinet.