Calendula & Lavender Tea

EGVG

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Hi, I wanted to share this Tea recipe with all of you. Calendula is a flower that can be used for many things, like remedies, food, cosmetics and of course tea. Calendula has anti inflammatory qualities and also makes the cellular regeneration faster and better. On the other hand we have Lavander, this one has may properties, like antibacterial, anti insomnia, relaxing and many more.
OK, first you need the dry herbs, put them on a glass bowl and cover them with boiling water, let it rest for 10 minutes, and then you a get a strong tea with amazing properties. Enjoy!!! Please do not use sugar,its evil!

EDU
 

Vulcan59

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Re: Calendula & Lavander Tea

EGVG said:
..... Calendula is a flower that can be used for many things, like remedies, food, cosmetics and of course tea. Calendula has anti inflammatory qualities and also makes the cellular regeneration faster and better. On the other hand we have Lavander, this one has may properties, like antibacterial, anti insomnia, relaxing and many more.

EDU

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EGVG

Dagobah Resident
Calendula (pronounced /kəˈlɛndjuːlə/ Ca-lén-du-la),[1] pot marigold, is a genus of about 12-20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to the area from Macaronesia east through the Mediterranean region to Iran. Calendula should not be confused with other plants that are also known as marigolds, such as plants of the genus Tagetes, corn marigolds or marsh marigolds.

The name Calendula stems from the Latin kalendae, meaning first day of the month, presumably because pot marigolds are in bloom at the start of most months of the year. The common name marigold probably refers to the Virgin Mary, or its old Saxon name 'ymbglidegold', which means 'it turns with the sun'. Pot Marigolds typically bloom quickly (in under two months) in bright yellows, reds, and oranges throughout the summer and well into the fall.

Pot Marigolds are considered by many gardening experts as one of the most versatile flowers to grow in a garden, especially since it is easy to grow. Seeds sown in the spring, in most soils, will germinate freely in sunny or half-sunny locations. They do best, however, if planted in sunny locations with rich, well-drained soil. The leaves are spirally arranged, 5–18 cm long, simple, and slightly hairy. The flower heads range from pastel yellow to deep orange, and are 3–7 cm across, with both ray florets and disc florets. They have a spicy aroma and are produced from spring to autumn in temperate climates. It is recommended to deadhead (removal of dying flower heads) the plants regularly to maintain even blossom production.

Pot Marigolds are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Cabbage Moth, The Gothic, Large Yellow Underwing and Setaceous Hebrew Character. Be advised not to plant in vegetable gardens.

Pot Marigold petals are considered edible. They are often used to add color to salads, and calendula extract is commonly added to chicken feed to produce darker egg yolks. Their aroma, however, is not sweet, and resembles the smell of hops in beer. The oil from its seed contains calendic acid, an essential component in soap products.Plant pharmacological studies have suggested that Calendula extracts have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties.[4] Calendula in suspension or in tincture is used topically to treat acne, reducing inflammation, controlling bleeding and soothing irritated tissue.[5][6] There is "limited evidence" that calendula cream or ointment is effective in treating radiation dermatitis.[7][8] In a randomized study of 254 radiation patients, topical application of 4% calendula ointment resulted in far fewer occurrences of Grade 2 or higher dermatitis than occurred in the group using trolamine. Calendula users also experienced less radiation-induced pain and fewer breaks in treatment.[9]

Calendula has been used traditionally for abdominal cramps and constipation.[10] In experiments with rabbit jejunum the aqueous-ethanol extract of Calendula officinalis flowers was shown to have both spasmolytic and spasmogenic effects, thus providing a scientific rationale for this traditional use.[10] An aqueous extract of Calendula officinalis obtained by a novel extraction method has demonstrated anti-tumor (cytotoxic) activity and immunomodulatory properties (lymphocyte activation) in vitro, as well as anti-tumor activity in mice.[4]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula

The lavenders (Lavandula) are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. An Old World genus, distributed from Macaronesia (Cape Verde and Canary Islands and Madeira) across Africa, the Mediterranean, South-West Asia, Arabia, Western Iran and South-East India. It is thought the genus originated in Asia but is most diversified in its western distribution.

The genus includes annuals, herbaceous plants, subshrubs, and small shrubs. The native range extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Arabia and India. Because the cultivated forms are planted in gardens worldwide, they are occasionally found growing wild as garden escapees, well beyond their natural range. However, since lavender cross-pollinates easily, there are countless variations within the species. The color of the flowers of some forms has come to be called lavender.Lavender is used extensively in herbalism and aromatherapy.

English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, and can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical applications. Lavandin, Lavandula × intermedia (also known as Dutch lavender), yields a similar essential oil, but with higher levels of terpenes including camphor, which add a sharper overtone to the fragrance. Mexican lavender, Lavandula stoechas is not used medicinally, but mainly for landscaping.

Essential oil of lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It was used in hospitals during WWI to disinfect floors and walls. These extracts are also used as fragrances for bath products.

According to folk wisdom, lavender has many uses. Infusions of lavender soothes, heal insect bites and burns. Bunches of lavender repel insects. If applied to the temples, lavender oil soothes headaches. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation. An infusion of three flowerheads added to a cup of boiling water soothes and relaxes at bedtime. Lavender oil (or extract of Lavender) heals acne when used diluted 1:10 with water, rosewater, or witch hazel; it also treats skin burns and inflammatory conditions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender

Calendula Tea Benefits


Calendula Tea Benefits have been quite known especially to American physicists, applying the herb to treat bruises, cuts and minor skin infections.

Also called 'marigold', the calendula is an orange or yellow-colored flower typically found in northern Mediterranean countries. Calendula has a tendency to bloom once a month or every new moon. Calendulas, or marigolds, are often used in Roman Catholic events honoring the Virgin Mary.

The calendula is typically used in households as flavoring and coloring agent for such foods as cereals, rice, and soups.

Calendula has the following components: calendulin, beta-carotene, other carotenoids, isoquercitrin, narcissin, rutin, amyrin, lupeol, sterols, and volatile oils. The calendula flowers also contain complex polysaccharides with immunostimulant properties.

Calendula Tea BenefitsCalendula Tea is made by steeping dried calendula flowers in boiling water for about 5 minutes.

Some of the health benefits attributed to calendula tea are the following:

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Calendula Tea is thought to be anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial.
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Calendula Tea is also thought to be immuno-stimulant.
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Calendula Tea may be helpful in ear infections.
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Calendula Tea or washes may help in treatment of conjunctivitis.
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Calendula Tea may help stimulate the production of collagen.
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Calendula Tea may be gargled to help relieve sore throat and inflammations of the mouth.

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Calendula Tea may help detoxify the body after an operation.
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Calendula Tea may be beneficial to those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders. Calendula may protect the stomach and intestine linings of the stomach and intestines by inhibiting the prostaglandin E1 (PGE). Calendula Tea also may help limit the effects the bacteria associated with gastritis, peptic ulcers, and stomach cancer.
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Calendula Tea may help regulate the menstruation cycle.
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Calendula Tea can be stored in the refrigerator and be used as a soothing skin treatment. It can be swabbed directly on inflamed skin (acne, hemorrhoids, etc.)
http://www.teabenefits.com/herbal-tea-benefits/calendula-tea-benefits.html

Lavender Tea Benefits


Lavender Tea Benefits have been known for a long time as being particularly beneficial to disorders involving the nervous system.

Lavender is an aromatic, shrubby, multi-branched herbal plant with a stem reaching a height of about 6 to 24 inches. Purple-colored flowers typically grow on the woody stems, although there are varieties that have pink and white flowers. Lavender bears very narrow, gray green leaves.

Lavender has been valued as a scented herb throughout the centuries. The fragrance of lavender is known to relax and soothe the mind and the body. Many perfumeries include the essential oil of lavender in formulating their products.

Lavender Tea BenefitsThe lavender plant is native to North and East Africa, the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, India and Arabia, but is also now cultivated and grown in such places as the United States and Japan . Lavender grows best at sites that are dry, and are exposed to good sunlight.

The beneficial constituents of lavender include flavonoids, tannins, courmarines, and essential oil containing camphor, geraniol and linalool.

To make lavender tea, simply infuse a handful of dried lavender blossoms in a pot of boiling water. Let the tea steep for about 7 to 10 minutes. Then strain and enjoy.

The following are the health benefits attributed to lavender tea:

Lavender tea may help ease insomnia.

Lavender tea may help calm nervousness and anxiety. It may also be used to alleviate stress and uplift flagging spirits.

Lavender tea may help treat an upset stomach, as well as flatulence and colic. It may also be used to treat stomach and bowel infections.

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Lavender tea may help alleviate depressive and migraine headaches.
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Lavender tea, when applied topically, may help alleviate colds, cough, asthma, bronchitis and similar problems in the respiratory system.
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Lavender tea may help induce sweating and consequently reduce the body temperature during fever.
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Lavender tea, when applied topically, may help heal cuts, wounds, ulcers and sores.
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Lavender tea is also useful as a mouthwash to combat halitosis.
http://www.teabenefits.com/herbal-tea-benefits/lavender-tea-benefits.html

Hi Vulcan59!! Here are the web sites from where I recolected info.

EDU
 
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