Marigold Flower TeaPot Marigold (Calendula Officinalis) also known as Calendula is a medicinal herb with high stems and charming bright yellow flowers. It received its name from the Latin word “Kalendae” meaning the first day of the Roman calendar. This flower can be used for predicting weather as it is believed that if in the morning calendula flowers did not open, one should expect a rainy day. Marigold flower petals can be used in culinary for spicing fish, meat or soups, as well as giving color for butter and cheese. This herbal remedy can be also used for hair coloring.

One of the most common ways to prepare therapeutic marigold flower tea is steeping 2 tablespoons of dried flowers in 250 ml of boiling water. This tea has very pleasant flowery aroma and allows enjoying numerous marigold health benefits. It has strong anti-inflammatory powers and for centuries calendula has been used to reduce inflammation of mucous membrane, to ease the symptoms of cold and soothe sore throat. Also, marigold flower tea is rich in vitamins C and E, enzymes, lycopenes and other useful phytochemicals, which can lower the risks of having prostate problems in men and assist in menstrual cycle regulation in women.

CalendulaOther marigold health benefits include its properties to calm down digestion problems and stomach upsets, to combat liver failure, cramps and muscle spasms. Marigold flower tea can be used to normalize the function of the urogenital system, relieve toothache and neuritis. If used externally, marigold flower extracts can effectively treat various skin imperfections, wounds, abrasions, as well as renew and rejuvenate your skin.

In addition, pot marigold has very powerful anti-fungal properties and can be used for treating any sorts of candida infections, athlete’s foot and other related problems. Calendula can be used even for hair loss treatment as it is reported to improve blood flow to our body areas. Finally, calendula can be a safe and affordable herbal treatment for a common baby problem, diaper rush. However, it is recommended to avoid any treatment involving marigold products and marigold flower tea for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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