A pop of colour in the garden and a burst of flavour for the pot! Calendula Petals (The pot marigold or Calendula officinalis) gets its name from a long history of use in cooking and herbal medicine that dates back to Roman times. Traditionally used to ease stomach cramps and constipation, tea made from Calendula flowers is also reportedly loaded with powerful skin-healing (used topically for treating acne), anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, while being gentle enough for use on children and animals.
Calendula petals make a lovely flavourful tea with a complex flavour. Light fresh and very drinkable, Calendula tea has an earthy, slightly bitter base with a hint of spiciness and notes of pepper.
Ingredients: Organic Calendula.
Serving Suggestion: Bring one cup of water to a boil. Add one tablespoon of dried petals to a tea ball or diffuser and steep for 10-12 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey, syrup or natural sweeteners, like stevia if desired. Drink one to three cups a day. With its soothing anti-inflammatory properties, cold Calendula tea can be used as a mouth rinse or topically on red, itchy or inflamed skin. Use a cloth or spray bottle to apply to skin.