Calendula tea can be consumed for its healing properties as well as for its taste. It is efficient in treating a large array of diseases, being an important ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry.
Calendula Tea description
Calendula, or ‘marigold’, is an orange or yellow flower, originating from the northern Mediterranean countries.
In Roman Catholic Church, calendulas are used in the events honoring the Virgin Mary.
In households, marigold flavors and colors cereals, rice and soups.
Nowadays, calendula is appreciated for its ornamental features.
Calendula tea is the resulting beverage from brewing the abovementioned plant.
Calendula Tea brewing
Calendula Tea is prepared by steeping dried calendula flowers in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
After taking it out of the heat, strain it and drink it slowly.
Calendula Tea benefits
Calendula tea is successfully used as:
- an anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial adjuvant
- an immuno-stimulator
- an ear infections aid
- a conjunctivitis treatment
- a collagen production stimulator
- a sore throat and a mouth inflammation adjuvant
- a gastrointestinal disorders treatment
- a menstruation cycle regulator
- a body detoxifier (after an operation)
- a soothing skin treatment
- a minor burns healer
- a toothache mitigator
- a flu adjuvant
Calendula Tea side effects
As a topical treatment, Calendula tea should not be applied on open wounds.
Also, allergic responses were noticed by people allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums and other plants from the daisy or aster family.
Calendula tea is best known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, but also for its healing properties for gastrointestinal disorders.