Traditionally used to help support ulcerations, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, enlarged or inflamed lymphatic nodes and much more. *
Marigold (Calendula) Tea (Zeaxanthin) "My order of the Calendula Tea arrived sooner than it was expected to, wrapped perfectly so it would be nice and fresh, when I made it was delicious. I would definately order from them again as I like their service." -- Dee
Traditional English pot marigolds have been among the herbalist's favorites for centuries. In the 12th century, simply looking at the plant's golden color was supposed to lift the spirits and encourage cheerfulness, or as Macer's Herbal puts it: "to drawyth owt of ye heed wikked hirores [humours]". By Culpeper's day in the 17th century, marigold was recommended to "strengthen the heart" and was highly regarded as a herb that can be used for virus infection and measles.
Today, marigold, often sold under its Latin name of calendula, is widely available in creams and ointments for cuts, grazes, fungal infections (including athlete's foot and vaginal thrush) and also for minor burns and skin disorders including dry eczema. Internally, marigold is a useful bitter to stimulate bile production and improve the digestion. Marigold is also ideal for a number of gynaecological problems, including irregular or painful menstruation, and it can also be tried to help support gastric and gallbladder inflammations and as a cleansing supportive for inflamed lymph glands.
An infused oil can easily be made at home using the fresh or dried flowers. Marigold can also be used as a base for essential oils (a few drops of tea tree, for example, can be added to Marigold infused oil to make a strongly anti-fungal lotion for athlete's foot). The infused oil can also be tried to moisturize dry skin, added to bath water to ease eczema, or used as an antiseptic lotion for minor cuts and grazes.
Marigold cream is also helpful for soothing sore nipples in breast feeding, an old fashioned supportivewhich many maternity wards have now revived.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natural sweetener to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea itself. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the tea bags. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
My order of the Calendula Tea arrived sooner than it was expected to, wrapped perfectly so it would be nice and fresh, when I made it was delicious. I would definately order from them again as I like their service.
-- September 12, 2008
Tea is wonderful and Zooscape is the best buying option that I have found! Great customer service too!
-- October 1, 2008
I was so pleased with the timely response to my order. What a pleasant surprise. The tea is wonderful. Right now I am enjoying it hot, but I can hardly wait for summer to enjoy a tall glass of hibiscus iced tea. Thanks!
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