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1 Bag Dried Calendula Flowers

$8.00 $6.00

Organic 1 ounce

Grown, harvested and dried on Crystal Organic farm, these dried organic calendula flower blossoms (Calendula officinalis) make a light and refreshing medicinal tea. It can also be used topically on the skin as a wash or submerged into a healing oil. Calendula is well-known for its gentle ability to nourish the skin, anti-viral capabilities and to promote optimal function of the lymphatic system.* Read more below to see other medicinal benefits. 

How to Use:

What do you need to make calendula tea?
Water and dried or fresh calendula blossoms.

When it comes to making calendula tea you have 3 options:
 
ONE: Fill a mug with about 1-2 T of dried calendula blossoms. Pour 8 oz of boiling water over top of the blossoms.
Cover and let steep for about 10-15 minutes.
 
TWO: Fill a jar with fresh calendula blossoms. Pour boiling water over top of the blossoms (enough to cover them entirely).
Cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
 
THREE: Fill a jar 1/3 full with dried calendula blossoms OR fill with fresh blossoms. Fill the jar to the top with water.
Cover and let sit in a sunny windowsill (or on the porch/deck) for at least 6 hours.
 
Once your tea has steeped the correct amount, strain out the blossoms using a mesh sieve, cheese cloth, or coffee filter. Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Medicinal Uses: 
1. Drinking calendula tea can help in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
2. The healing and anti-inflammatory properties of calendula make it very soothing on the throat. Use it as a gargle when your throat feels sore.
3. Rinsing with a calendula tea can also help with other inflammations of mouth, such as canker sores, ulcers or thrush. It can be very healing after dental work.
4. Calendula can help with digestion when taken internally by healing ulcers, calming the GI tract, and stimulating the production of bile.

5. Pour calendula tea into a spray bottle or use cotton balls to calm skin irritations such as diaper rash, insect bites or stings.

6. Using clean cloths or cotton pads to apply a calendula tea compress to deeper wounds, injuries, and burns to prevent infections, promote healing and reduce scarring*

7. Calendula has anti-septic properties that can help skin conditions such as acne. Wash your face with calendula tea if you are prone to breakouts.

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