Spicy and bitter calendula flowers possess pharmcological actions that are vulnerary, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, alterative, and astringent. Within the flowers is an essential oil containing carotenoids, saponin, resin and bitter principle. Externally, a salve or oil made from calendula can be used to help support bruises and injuries, burns, earaches, shingles, and eruptive skin problems; internally, the liver, heart, and lungs are all affected positively by calendula.
Calendula, used as an oil, in a salve or as a poultice, will effectively supports burns, reduce bleeding, soothe pain of injuries and irritation, and promote the rejuvenating of wounds, burns and tissues. An infusion is taken internally for fevers, ulcers, menstrual cramps and eruptive skin problems such as measles. The strong tea, or even better, a poultice or juice of the petals, topically applied, is a potential way to help support symptoms for shingles. The oil can also be directly placed in the ear, one or two drops with a wad of cotton, to help support earache.
Generally, the therapeutic dosage of calendula is as follows: In formula, 3-9 grams; in tea, 1 teaspoon infused in a cup of boiling water; as a liquid extract, 10-30 drops.
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Hot tea brewing method: Use 1 or 2 teaspoons per one cup of boiling water. Pour boiling water into pot and let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Add a dash of sugar to bring out the mild character.
Calendula should not be taken internally during pregnancy.
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Cup Characteristics: Very mild but slightly pungent
Infusion: Tending yellowish but very light
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