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Calendula

January 04, 2021

Calendula

CALENDULA

Calendula  officinalis

Family:  Asteraceae

Part used:  Flowers

Energetics:  Cooling, bitter, pungent

Actions:  Alterative,  anti-inflammatory,  antioxidant, antiviral,  astringent, immunostimulant, lymph  tonic

Calendula  is  such  a  beautiful  little  ray  of  sunshine.  We grow  rows  and  rows  of  this  wonderful  herb  and  harvest  its blossoms  well  into  the  fall.  We  make  it  into  a  fresh  tincture and  dry  it  for  teas,  soup  stock  and  oil.  Externally,  I  like  to use  calendula  on  hot,  irritated  skin  conditions  and  it’s  my  top go-to  herb  for  rashes,  cuts,  abrasions  and  rashes.  I  love adding  this  to  soup  stocks  in  the  wintertime  and  other immune  teas  or  baths.  I  add  it  to  teas  for  soothing  the intestinal  tract  and  gut  and  to  support  digestion  and absorption.  I  regularly  use  this  herb  for  any  congestion related  to  the  lymphatic  system,  such  as  swollen  glands, and  it makes a great mouthwash for gum  inflammation.

Contraindications:  None known.





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