Calendula Flower Tea- 100% All Natural (50grams)
Calendula is loaded with powerful skin-healing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, yet is gentle enough for most people and animals to use safely.
Calendula flowers (marigold) have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity. They also have an alterative effect (depurative blood) acting as a tonic of the lymphatic system and helps eliminate waste from the body and restore the proper functioning of the digestive system of the liver and gallbladder. Its gentle emollient action helps to moisturize and soothe the digestive tissue.
14 Uses for Calendula Tea
Now that it’s been made, cooled and strained, here are 14 uses for calendula tea:
- Use as a gargle for sore throat.
- Use as a mouth rinse to help relieve blisters, inflamed gums or thrush.
- Dip small cloths or clean rags into the tea and apply as a compress to scraped, itchy, scratched or otherwise inflamed skin conditions.
- Use with homemade baby wipes to help alleviate diaper rash.
- Strain through a coffee filter and use as an eye rinse for itchy eyes due to allergies, dryness and viral pink-eye.
- Wash your face with calendula tea nightly, if prone to acne and breakouts.
- Pour some in a foot bath, for fungal conditions such as athlete’s foot.
- Add some to your regular bath to help soothe and heal inflamed skin or rashes.
- Use as a hair rinse, after shampooing, to alleviate itchy scalp conditions.
- Pour into a small spray bottle to make a disinfecting wound spray.
- Drinking calendula tea is reported to help heal gastric ulcers, congested lymph nodes and sore throat. It can potentially help break a fever by causing a sweat. Dosage is no more than 2 to 3 cups per day. (Not for pregnant women since it can stimulate menstruation. Please consult your health care provider with questions or concerns.)
- Make Calendula Ice. (Freeze tea in ice cube trays. Once frozen, remove from tray and store in single layers in labeled freezer bags. Rub a cube over rashes, scrapes, or other general boo-boos as needed.)
- Calendula tea can safely be used on most non-pregnant animals including: dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbits, goats, chickens and ducks. It can be used as a soothing rinse for flea bites, eczema, scratches, scrapes, itchy coats or to help cleanse and heal minor wounds.
- For dogs prone to hot spots or other raw areas, calendula tea can be gently dabbed or spritzed on the area. This works fantastically on my senior albino dog, who frequently gets a chapped and sunburnt nose just from being outside a short while.
Ingredients: Dried organic flower of calendula Calendula officinalis.
Store in a sealed container in a dark, cool place.
Dosage herbal tea: Infuse a table spoon into a cup of boiling water, cover, steep for 5 minutes to 10 minutes and filter.
In internal use; Drink 2 to 4 cups a day.
In external use; this herbal tea is used in lotion, hair lotion, vaginal douche (Candida), compress or mouthwash.
Cautions: Do not use if you are pregnant (in internal or vaginal use). Do not use in case of allergy to the Asteraceae / Compositae / Daisy family.
To make medicinal oil:
- Put about 1 cup or 250ml (packed) of dried calendula flowers in a pan (in a bain-marie) or an electric slow cooker.
- Add about 2 to 3 cups of vegetable oil either olive or sweet almond oil (enough to coat the flowers). Allow to heat for a minimum of 3 to 6 hours. (With supervision)
- Remove from heat, let cool a little.
- Sift with a sieve into another pan and then filter this oil with a cotton-like cloth, nylon stocking ... into another container.
- Place the remaining infused flowers in the tissue and twist it over this other container.
- Using a funnel, pour this filtered oil into a sterile dark glass bottle. Keep cool in the dark. Can be kept a few months.
Place around 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried calendula flowers in a heat proof mug and pour around 1 cup (8 oz/240 ml) simmering hot water over them.
Cover with a saucer and let steep for around 15 to 20 minutes.