Whole Calendula flowers (Garden Marigold). Brew it as an herbal tea or use it in a variety of ointments, potions or beverages.
Most commonly known as for its topical use as a tea or infused oil, the bright orange or yellow flower contains many important constituents and can be taken internally as well.
Calendula was used in ancient times in India and according to Ayurvedic healing principles is energetically cooling and has a bitter and pungent taste. It was employed as vulnerary, antispasmodic, alterative and used on minor wounds, as an eyewash, to soothe bee stings, and for digestive disturbances.
And, in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), calendula (called Jin Zhan Ju) is considered energetically neutral and drying and is used to support healthy skin. Calendula is employed to move stagnant blood therefore increasing circulation to the skin.
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