Marigold Tea – Herbal Remedy

November 6, 2013

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There are many herbal teas out there, claiming to have a million health benefits. Some taste too strong/pungent, some taste like they belong in a vase, some give me an upset stomach and some just don’t do what they are supposed to. So what is so great about ANOTHER herbal tea?

I first came to know about marigold tea when I was looking for a non-medicinal remedy for indigestion. A dear family friend (who is now living in Sardinia) recommended this. Now I drink it often before bed, especially when I have had a bout of heavy meals. I found it has more uses than just for easing indigestion.

Also known as calendula, the marigold flower is a yellow or orange hued flower from the Mediterranean region. Marigold is best known for containing high levels of flavonoids, an excellent antioxidant. Its bright orange color contains beta-carotene, which also found in carrots and is rich in vitamin A.  In fact, marigold is now being studied for possible cancer cures because of its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

The beautiful blooms also contain essential oils that are known to stimulate the immune system, so I also drink it to stave off an impending cold.

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Drinking marigold tea regularly can help to detox the body.  It is also well known to help ease and sooth stomach ulcers and stomach cramps.

I have seen firsthand how it helped someone relieve horribly painful reflux conditions, removing the need for long term medication. Marigold is also used as a soothing skin treatment for bruises and eczema, gentle enough for children.

To prepare, steep 1-2 teaspoons in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Then enjoy as it is or with a little honey xoxo

**Note: Not for pregnant nor breastfeeding mothers. Please seek medical advice before consuming**

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