Calendula Petals are traditionally used as food and medicinal herbs. The petals are edible and are sometimes used in tea, salads, and as a substitute for saffron. Calendula is also used in many skin care products such as lotions, ointments, and massage oils. It is one of the most well-known and versatile herbs in Western herbal medicine.
Botanical name: Calendula officinalis
To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Safety: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use if allergic to the daisy family.