Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. -- T. A. Edison
We love calendula (Calendula officinalis) for its beauty and its many medicinal properties. Calendula is so is low-maintenance that there may be no easier flower to grow in your garden! Spring is the best time to start growing calendula. It takes only 45-60 days from seed to flower. The best part is that you will have to seed it only once! Calendula is annual and readily self-seeds.
Well, what to do with the flowers once you have them?
Add them into a cream, oil, gel, compress, tincture, or tea; eat calendula in salads and stews; and more. Calendula is the plant that can do it all! Herbalists have known the calendula flower's benefits for centuries, and now the science is beginning to back those claims. Did you know that The FDA has approved calendula for use as a spice and ingredient in cosmetics, soaps and shampoos, body creams, and wound treatment, both internally and topically?
Calendula tea may be one of the easiest ways to utilize this potent medicinal plant. Calendula is known for its antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Because of its promotion of menstruation, it’s advised for pregnant women to avoid calendula teas as well as breast-feeding women and even those seeking to get pregnant, as it can potentially cause miscarriage due to the highly potent pro-menstruation effects.
Our Herbal Infusion Inflammation Aid contains calendula among other powerful anti-inflammatory herbs our Altai family foraged for in the Siberian Taiga.