A “little sun”, this is how we see each Calendula flower and is one of our favourite flowers. It has been used medicinally for centuries to heal wounds, burns and rashes, internally and externally. The flowers have also been used traditionally to support the immune system and lift the spirits. We, personally love to add the petals to our dishes to add some color.
You can use your dry flowers in making tea, tincture, or infused oil. We love making our own Calendula oil with the dried flowers, perfect against insect bites, small cuts and burns.
The dried whole flowers of Calendula can be added to soups and stews in the winter as an immune tonic.
Potentially rare allergic reaction with individuals sensitive to the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with calendula.
Do not use if pregnant.
How to make Calendula Tea
Calendula is one of our favored personal wintertime teas, due to its uplifting effect. Calendula may be called upon for grief and sadness along with other cheering flowers such as rose and lavender.
Place around 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried calendula
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