Calendula: Calendula: The calendula plant is a type of daisy that is native to Europe, western Asia and the Mediterranean. In antiquity, it was used as a dye and a replacement for saffron. The Greco-Roman world used it as a symbolic herb, wearing garlands of calendula like crowns.
What are some health benefits to be gained by preparing calendula herbal tea?
The oil from calendula can speed along the healing process on insect bites, scrapes and other small abrasions. It can promote oral health by killing harmful bacteria. The kin benefits even when it isn’t cut or bruised with calendula, the antioxidants can help improve the appearance of the skin, too. Calendula can reduce inflammation and also is beneficial to our vision.
But will it taste good in an herbal tea?
The flavour of calendula can range from spicy to tangy, to bitter to peppery.
Calendula flower is used to prevent muscle spasms, start menstrual periods, and reduce fever. It is also used for treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps, cancer, and stomach and duodenal ulcers.
Calendula has also been used for measles, smallpox, and jaundice.