I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite herbs: Calendula (calendula officinalis).
As Tea: Calendula makes a lovely, tasty tea: Good for digestion. It is a calming tea and can help reduce that stressed out feeling. It can also help you relax enough so you can get a good night’s sleep. Calendula tea can also help regulate the menstrual cycle, lower a fever, and help they lymphatic system. This tea can also be used as mouthwash to help minimize a toothache.
As a Topical Antibiotic Salve: calendula salve will help to heal sores, infections, rashes, sunburn, and neuritis. That sore that just won’t heal…yup that one, try calendula on it. For diaper rash, it works great!
Did I mention that this salve is safe to use on babies and animals? No harm comes when they accidently get it in their mouth (and you know they put everything in their mouth).
Jump over to our products page and order a jar of salve and some tea.
Plant calendula seeds early in the Spring, in a sunny spot with fertile soil. Water occasionally.
Love and Calendula
Gladstar, Rosemary. Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: a Beginner’s Guide. Storey Publishing, 2012.
Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, James F. Balch, M.D.. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, third edition, Avery Publishing, 2000.
Disclaimer: All information provided about the herbs used is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Please consult your physician if you have a serious medical issue.