Calendula (or Pot Marigold) is a genus of up to 20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to Macronesia and the Mediterranean, as well as parts of the Middle East.
Traditionally Calendula has been used internally for abdominal cramps and constipation, and more recently in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Also to aid digestion and relieve symtoms of inflamed gall bladder.
Some herbalists indicate Calendula as a cleanser for the lymphatic system and specifically to treat inflamed lymphatic glands. Also in the treatment of glandular fever, tonsillitis and anal fissures.
More commonly Calendula is known when used externally to help alleviate a range of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, bruises, sprains and other inflammations, as well as to stem blood loss from cuts and abrasions.
Calendula is also widely used on minor burns and scalds.
To make a tea: Add water just below boiling point to a teaspoon of Earthfare Organic Marigold Heads and allow to brew for 10-15 minutes before drinking.
For further information on the properties and use of Calendula we suggest you consult a qualified herbal or medical practitioner.