Calendula Herb, also known as Pot Marigold, not to be confused with true Marigolds, is a member of the Daisy family.
Calendula plant has pale green leaves and bright yellow or orange flowers and is a common kitchen plant. Calendula flower petals are edible and used to add beauty and color to salads as well as fed to chickens to give the yolks of their eggs a darker yellow color.
Calendula, native to the Mediterranean area is now grown through out the world as an ornamental plant and harvested for its medicinal properties. Calendula is often used in ointments and creams for its medicinal qualities and healing agents.
Calendula is an easy plant to grow and will thrive in most soil conditions and will usually bloom from early sprint until frost. The flower is harvested and used for its medicinal properties both internally as well as externally.
Calendula tea is made by steeping 1 teaspoon of dried and crushed Calendula flower in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Calendula Tea Uses & Herbal Remedies
Calendula flowers can be added to salads to add color and can be used as a substitute for saffron in recipes.
Calendula is used topically in an ointment or salve to treat burns, bruises and cuts and fight infections that may occur with these conditions.
Calendula cream is used to treat hemorrhoids as well as on infant bums to help fight diaper rash.
Calendula tea is thought to aid in stomach upset and ulcers and help relieve menstrual cramps.
Dried Calendula flowers are often added to dream pillows to help bring prophetic dreams and increase luck.
Calendula Tea Cautions
Caution should be taken if you are allergic to Daisies or Ragweed.
Calendula is thought to be a very safe herb.
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