From the words of Mellano & Company

We thought you might enjoy this short and informative article about Marigolds.

Mellano & Company

Dia de los Muertos festivals across the world use Marigolds as the centerpeice of elaborate ofrendas, or offerings to the dead.  Marigolds are a significant symbol for the Day of the Dead festivity, and are known as the “flower of the dead.” They are used to construct an offering (ofrenda) to the spirits. Marigolds are part of the offering of gifts for the spirits and often petals from the flower are spread on the ground to guide the spirit to the house and tombs. Their scent is believed to “attract the souls and draw them back.”

Since pre-Hispanic times, the Marigold plant has had medicinal purposes and it is still used in many parts of the world today. It is thought to cure stomach ache, parasites, liver illnesses, vomiting, and toothache.  All of these illnesses are said to be cured by a tea made from the flowers, eating the flowers…

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