Medicinal teas and Calendula oil – recipes and application

Medicinal herbs used to be much more cultivated, and Calendula was in great demand. Calendula is grown as an ornamental, and less often as a medicinal plant. The inflorescence is bright orange.

Blooms from May to November.

The flower is used in the treatment, and less often the whole plant or freshly squeezed juice, which is extremely beneficial for skin changes.

Let’s see some tea blends that are recommended for treatment:

Tea blend for cleansing the body:

  • Calendula (Calendula officinalis) 20g
  • Dandelion (Taraxsacum officinale) 20g
  • Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense) 20g
  • Birch (Betula alba) 10g
  • Cowslip primrose (Primula officinalis) 10g
  • Mint (Mentha piperita) 10g
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) 10g

Preparation:

  • Mix all the plants.
  • Pour 4 tablespoons of the mixture with 750 ml of boiling water, stir, cover and leave for 1 hour.
  • Strain and drink one cup in the morning, at noon and in the evening, sweetened with honey if desired.
  • This tea is recommended to drink 2 times a year in spring and autumn for a month.

Anti-cold tea blend:

  • Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 20g
  • Linden (Tillia cordata) 20g
  • Calendula (Calendula officinalis) 20g
  • Thyme (Thymus serpilluium) 20g
  • Rosehip (Rosa canina) 20 g

Preparation:

  • Mix all the plants.
  • Pour one tablespoon of the mixture with a cup of boiling water, stir, cover and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Drink warm and, if desired, sweetened with honey.

Tea mixture against high cholesterol and clogged blood vessels:

  • Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyachanta) 20 g
  • Calendula (Calendula officinalis) 20g
  • Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium canabinum) 20g
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 20g
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) 20g

Preparation:

  • Mix all the plants, then pour 3 tablespoons of the mixture with half a liter of boiling water, stir, cover and leave for an hour.
  • Strain and drink throughout the day.

– Calendula oil –

  • It is used: against wounds, lichens, eczema, impetigo, hemorrhoids, burns, purulent ulcers and fungal skin diseases.
  • In dry weather, pick Calendula flowers – choose the largest and most intense orange. Dry them on a clean cloth or paper, in a thin layer, in a clear place for two to three days.
  • After that, fill one clean and completely dry jar loosely with these flowers and pour cold-pressed olive, sesame or pumpkin oil.
  • Close well and keep in a sunny place for 4 to 5 weeks.
  • After that, strain the oil through sterile gauze and store in a clean and dry glass bottle, in a dark and cool place.

Ointment against varicose veins:

Preparation:

  • Heat half a kg of lard over low heat. when completely melted, add two handfuls of fresh Calendula flowers and a handful of dried green, prickly wild chestnut husks.
  • Allow to foam, remove from the heat and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Cover and leave in a cool place for 24 hours.
  • Then heat slowly with constant stirring until completely melted.
  • Strain through sterile gauze and pour into a clean and dry jar.
  • Store in a dark and dry place.
  • Apply balm to the veins every night, without massaging from the bottom up.
  • Drink tea to cleanse the body.

Published by Sophia Dane

I like to cook and collect interesting recipes. I love traveling, meeting new places and people. I like a good book... I write about things that are interesting to me personally, and those are: interesting and new recipes, medicinal plants, beautiful places that i have visited or that i am just planning to see...

13 thoughts on “Medicinal teas and Calendula oil – recipes and application

  1. Very good question👏. I think it is easier for us when we are offered ready-made solutions, in the form of medicines, for example. And in nature we actually have all the solutions. 🌼

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