Calendula has been used for centuries to enhance the wound healing process.
Calendula may enhance the wound healing process. it’s believed that the herb increases the flow of blood to the wound site, thereby providing the oxygen and nutrients essential to tissue regeneration. Additionally, this herb, with its high amount of flavonoids, can help reduce inflammation, speeding up the stages of healing. These flavonoids also fight off bacteria, viruses and other harmful foreign invaders, protecting against wound infection. Another use for calendula is that it can be a soothing ointment, wash or tincture, as it can help provide cooling relief on irritated wounds and reduce inflammation and swelling
There are a few different methods you can follow to make calendula tea.
1. Simmering water + dried flowers
Place around 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried calendula flowers in a heat proof mug and pour around 1 cup (8 oz/240 ml) simmering hot water over them.
Cover with a saucer and let steep for around 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Simmering water + fresh flowers
Fill a heat-proof jar with fresh flowers and pour simmering hot water over them.
Cover and let infuse until the tea is cool enough to drink.
3. Sun tea method
Fill a jar with fresh flowers (or 1/4 full with dried flowers) and cover with cold water.
Cap and place in a bright sunny spot (like a windowsill or outside porch rail) for at least 5 or 6 hours.