Calendula is one of the most well known and loved herbs of western botanical medicine practice. The name calendula was given to the herb by the ancient Romans, who notices that the flower bloomed at the first day of every month (calends). For this reason, it is common to use the herb to regulate the menstrual cycle.
The uses of the herb medicinally have been ancient and varied. It is used for its antispasmodic properties, especially for the stomach, for dysmenorrhea, it is an anti-inflammatory agent, it can facilitate the faster healing of wounds, especially if applied topically and can also help the wound from getting infected. Calendula Tea can help with eczema, as well as other skin conditions.
To prepare a calendula infusion, we add 1-2 teaspoons of the dried leaves of the herb in a cup of hot water and we let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
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