Tea Herbs - Calendula Officinalis
Calendula tea is a wonderful beneficial herbal tea infusion. Made from the petals of the calendula officinalis, this tea has been brewed as a herbal medicine for 1000's of years.
Calendula officinalis is commonly known as a Pot Marigold
. It is an annual flower and easy to grow. It also self seeds readily from year to year.
You often find calenduals or pot marigolds in wild flower seed mix. A cheery annual flower in vibrant colors, they are a welcome to any garden and herbal medicine kit.
Benefit of Calendula Tea
As with most herbs there are benefits associated with making herbal tea from calendula or pot marigold. Here are some of the top benefits and symptoms it is used to treat:
- Stomach Ulcers
- Reduce Inflammation
- Reduce Fevers
- Treat Common Cold
- Combat Infections
- Relieve Soar Throat
- Contains Vitamin A
- Contains Viatmin C
The Ancient Egyptians and Romans have documented the use of calendula as a herbal medicine for 1000's of years.
How to Make Calendula Herbal Tea
To make a nice cup of calendula infused tea, here is the basic recipe. You can of course, infuse calendula with other herbs for added benefits.
Tea Herbs - Calendula
- 2 Teaspoons Organic Calendula Flower Petals
- 1 Cup of Boiled Water
Place your calendula petals in an infuser and pour 1 cup of fresh boiled water over the petals.
Allow the Calendual Herbal tea to steep for 10-15 minutes. Depending on the time of year the calendula petals are harvested it can be bitter, if so, sweeten with honey.
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