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Calendula

Calendula

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Calendula, a flowering plant also known as pot marigold, can be served as a tea or used as an ingredient in various herbal formulations.


The flower petals of the calendula plant
, or pot marigold, have been used for medicinal purposes since at least the 12th century. Calendula is native to Mediterranean countries and is found in many parts of Egypt.


Calendula has high amounts of flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged by unstable molecules called free radicals. Calendula appears to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria.

Calendula has been shown to help wounds heal faster, possibly by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the affected area, which helps the body grow new tissue. It is also used to improve skin hydration and firmness. The dried petals of the calendula plant are used in tinctures, ointments, and washes to treat burns, bruises, and cuts, as well as the minor infections they cause. Calendula also has been shown to help prevent dermatitis or skin inflammation in people with breast cancer during radiation therapy.

 

Usage

Calendula flower serves as an excellent natural fabric dye. The flowers also serve as a natural food, offering a mild peppery taste. They can be taken either cooked or raw! You can make all sorts of things with calendula, including soap, salve, lotion bars, lip balm, or tea. 

Tea instructions

Place about 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried calendula flowers in a heat proof mug and pour 1 cup (8 oz/240 ml) simmering hot water over them. Cover with a saucer and let steep. For stronger tea add more flowers and steep for a longer amount of time.


Origin: Egypt 

100% Organic 

Weight: 50g