14 Surprising Ways To Use Calendula Tea

28 Dec

14 Surprising Ways To Use Calendula Tea




How Calendula Tea Can Help You Live A Better Life !

Lots of people recognize this flower under its even more typical name, marigold. A member of daisy family, calendula’s all-natural range extends through the Mediterranean, southeastern Asia and western Europe.

Its dazzling yellow-gold petals have made calendula a favorable flower in many gardens, and traditionally they were used  to make a vivid yellow dye.

These petals are also edible, in some cases added in salads or, naturally, soaked into a wonderful cup of natural herbal tea. Calendula tea provides a flower scent and taste, pleasant and smooth , and makes a delightful infusion when enhanced with a bit of honey or sugar.




The 14 Best Uses For Calendula Tea

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1. Use as a gargle for sore throat.

2. Use as a mouth rinse to help relieve blisters, inflamed gums or thrush.

3. Dip small cloths or clean rags into the tea and apply as a compress to scraped, itchy, scratched or otherwise inflamed skin conditions.

4. Use with homemade baby wipes to help alleviate diaper rash.

5. Strain through a coffee filter and use as an eye rinse for itchy eyes due to allergies, dryness and viral pink-eye.

6. Wash your face with calendula tea nightly, if prone to acne and breakouts.

7. Pour some in a foot bath, for fungal conditions such as athlete’s foot.

8. Add some to your regular bath to help soothe and heal inflamed skin or rashes.

9. Use as a hair rinse, after shampooing, to alleviate itchy scalp conditions.

10. Pour into a small spray bottle to make a disinfecting wound spray.

11. Drinking calendula tea is reported to help heal gastric ulcers, congested lymph nodes and sore throat. It can potentially help break a fever by causing a sweat. Dosage is no more than 2 to 3 cups per day. (Not for pregnant women. See other contraindications HERE.)

12. Make Calendula Ice. (Freeze tea in ice cube trays. Once frozen, remove from tray and store in single layers in labeled freezer bags. Rub a cube over rashes, scrapes, or other general boo-boos as needed.)

13. Calendula tea can safely be used on most non-pregnant animals including: dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbits, goats, chickens and ducks. It can be used as a soothing rinse for flea bites, eczema, scratches, scrapes, itchy coats or to help cleanse and heal minor wounds.

14. For dogs prone to hot spots or other raw areas, calendula tea can be gently dabbed or spritzed on the area. This works fantastically on my little old albino dog, who frequently gets a chapped and sun-burnt nose just from being outside a short while. [2]


Important note: Calendula can stimulate menstruation, so pregnant women (or animals) should not use it internally. Also, if you’re on medications, have chronic health issues, or just questions in general, check with a qualified professional before self-treating with home remedies.




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http://thenerdyfarmwife.com/14-uses-for-calendula-tea/

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