Enjoy this herbal infusion to maintain good health or to reduce a case of internal or external inflammation.
Combined, the three ingredients have strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-parasitic and antibacterial properties. Quite a powerful trio, proven to treat or prevent cancer and to stimulate healing in general.
You can drink this tea a few times a week as regular immune support, or use it to help with a wide variety of ailments. Just a few include:
- break a fever
- treat a sore throat
- soothe a tender or upset stomach
- alleviate asthma symptoms
- reduce varicose veins
- pain associated with arthritis
It’s best to boil fresh ginger and turmeric or use dried rhizomes if you prefer to just steep the tea.
The molecular structure is altered during the boiling or drying processes, releasing powerful healing compounds found to successfully kill cancer cells.
Add a dash of black pepper to enable your body to access the healing properties of turmeric. Which also include cancer prevention, along with:
- soothing gastric mucosal damage due to peptic ulcers
- balancing high cholesterol levels
- fighting diabetes
- memory improvement/ Alzheimer’s protection
Calendula on its own can be used topically to improve skin conditions like acne, eczema, other rashes and wounds.
It’s even said to help reduce wrinkles. To make a plain calendula tea, use about a teaspoon of fresh or dried flowers to about 16 oz of boiling water. Steep for 10-20 minutes. Let cool and apply to the effected area. Or drink it down, but no more than three cups per day. For topical use an oil infusion would be most useful.
Because it aids in regulating the menstrual cycle, traditionally it’s not advised for pregnant women to consume Calendula. So if you’re pregnant, please check with your doctor or a trained herbalist before including Calendula in your tea, or consuming herbs in general.
For women who experience irregular periods, you may consider drinking Calendula tea to help bring yourself back into balance.
Whether you’re using dried Calendula or fresh petals, don’t boil them, just steep once you’ve finished boiling the rhizomes.
Add honey and milk if you wish! Garnish with a few petals to stimulate your mind and biological response.