Common marigold (Calendula officinalis), a decorative garden plant, was considered the best cure in Slovene folk medicine for skin conditions. To this end, it was most often prepared as an ointment made from its flowers. It was also used in tea to treat stomach disorders, tuberculosis, skin conditions, and to cleanse the blood. For treating skin conditions, ulcers, infected swellings, and infected wounds in animals, another suitable ointment was made of common marigold flowers and lard.
More about healing and magical plants in Slovene tradition you can read in book SACRED PLANTS IN FOLK MEDICINE & RITUALS – ETHNOBOTANY OF SLOVENIA by Vlasta Mlakar
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