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Calendula Tea

Calendula tea is an herbal infusion prepared from the dried flowers of different species of calendula or pot marigold plant, found in the Mediterranean, western Europe, southwestern Asia, and Macaronesia. The tea, with its pleasant taste, contains vitamins and minerals that offer several health benefits.

Calendula Tea

History and origin

Because of the curative properties, this tea was used in ancient cultures to treat several ailments and various skin conditions. Calendula is used traditionally as an ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes as well as in German soups. In ancient Rome and Greece, people used the flowers to make garlands and crowns that were used in various rituals. For hundreds of years, the Hindus have used these sacred flowers to decorate the idols of their deities.

Calendula Tea

Calendula Tea

Calendula tea benefits

Source of antioxidants

Since it is rich in beta-carotene, it has an antioxidant property that helps boost the immune system and protects from the damages caused by free radicals.

The presence of flavonoids and antioxidants aids in preventing the growth of tumors, while lessening the risks of cancer.

Detoxifies the body

Its intake is useful for detoxifying and cleansing the body since it helps to remove bile as well as to promote urination. By promoting the cleansing process, it alleviates different problems of the gallbladder.

Marigold Tea

Marigold Tea

Improves digestive health

While the anti-ulcer property of calendula tea is effective against duodenal or gastric ulcers, its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties aid in treating inflammation of the digestive tract, reducing stomach pains and muscle spasms.

Good for women’s health

Apart from promoting menstruation, its consumption helps in lessening menstrual pain. It is also believed to be useful for managing certain early symptoms of menopause including nausea, headaches, and hot flashes.

Antibacterial properties

Having this herbal decoction on a regular basis can help to treat inflammations in the mouth. Soreness of the throat and gums, caused by certain infections, can also be lessened due to its antibacterial properties.

Calendula Flower Tea

Calendula Flower Tea

Calendula Tea Images

Calendula Tea Images

Good for skin

Its consumption increases the production of collagen, which improves the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Some symptoms of aging, such as wrinkles, can be reduced with its regular intake.

How to make calendula tea

  • Take 1-2 teaspoons of dried calendula flower tea in a teapot
  • Pour 1-2 cups of boiling water in it
  • Steep for 5-10 minutes
  • Strain the mixture
  • You may use either sugar or honey to enhance the taste
Pictures of Calendula Tea

Pictures of Calendula Tea

Safety and precautions

Side effects

In general, drinking calendula tea is considered safe with no serious side effects. However, it may cause certain allergic reactions in some individuals.

During pregnancy

It is recommended that women should avoid taking this tea while pregnant because it may cause a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage.

Since no scientific evidence has backed its use in breastfeeding women, it is advisable to avoid its consumption.

Calendula Tea Pictures

Calendula Tea Pictures

Calendula Flower

Calendula Flower

Where to buy

Caffeine free calendula flower tea and tea bags can be purchased from local tea shops and online tea stores.

Article was last reviewed on 3rd November 2017

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