Herbal remedies using calendula (Calendula officinalis) also known as pot marigold

The use of herbal remedies, including the herb calendula (pot marigold), classified as Calendula officinalis, are popular as an alternative to standard Western allopathic medicine for a variety of problems, including detoxifying the body after having an operation and having general anesthetic as well as helping to regulate the menstruation cycle
Calendula officinalis is an effective remedy for various ailments, and this natural holistic approach to health
is becoming more and more popular, but should NOT replace conventional medicine or prescription drugs.

Calendula officinalis

This herb is also known as Calendula officinalis, and has certain therapeutic properties and the reported
benefits of using it internally, in the form of a herbal tea (infusion) are listed below.


Calendula is used for the following

Calendula officinalis benefits:

 

 

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antifungal
  • soothing all types of skin irritations and rashes
  • antibacterial
  • helps to regulate menstruation cycle
  • helps relieve muscle spasms
  • reduce fevers
  • helps detoxify anesthetic
  • ease gastric ulcers and colitis
  • neuritis

Which part to use for calendula herbal tea

The flowers are used for making the brew.

 


Making herbal tea

The standard way to make an infusion, unless otherwise specified, is to pour a cup of boiling water over the
material to be infused, let it stand for 5 minutes, strain it, and drink it.

 

Fresh plant material
When the recipe refers to fresh plant material to be used, a 1/4 cup fresh material is used,
following the method above.
Dried material
When the recipe refers to using dried material, use 2 teaspoons of material when making it.
Bark or seeds
Should the recipe call for bark or seeds to be used, use 2 teaspoons of seeds or 1
tablespoon of bark.
Sweetening your infusion
You could sweeten your health drink with honey, should you so require, and a dash of fresh
lemon juice may also enhance the taste

 


General warning when using herbal infusions

  • Only use the herbal material if you are 100% sure that it really the herb in question.
  • If you are ill or have any health concerns, consult your health practitioner.
  • Do not continuously drink the same infusion. At maximum use for 10 days and then skip 5 days.
  • Only have one cup of herbal infusion per day, except during acute periods - such as when you have a
    cold or flu, you can then have it three times a day, but for a maximum of 4 days.
  • When you use herbal remedies, be aware that they can be extremely powerful, and should you have
    any side effects when taking these infusions, immediately stop using the herb and consult your health
    practitioner right away.

Source: ageless.co.za