Natures Healing Herbs
Here's a somewhat brief description of the herb;
Also known as pot marigold.
The use of herbal remedies, including this herb (pot marigold), are popular as an alternative to standard Western allopathic medicine for a variety of problems, including detoxifying the body after having an operation and having general anesthetic as well as helping to regulate the menstruation cycle.
This herb is an effective remedy for various ailments, and this natural holistic approach to health is becoming more widely accepted.
Used for the following;
Calendula officinalis benefits:
• soothing all types of skin irritations and rashes
• helps to regulate menstruation cycle
• helps relieve muscle spasms
• reduce fevers
• helps detoxify anesthetic
• ease gastric ulcers and colitis
Which part to use for a herbal tea;
The flowers are used for making your brew.
Making Herbal Tea;
The standard way to make an infusion, unless otherwise specified, is to pour a cup of boiling water over the material to be infused, let it stand for 5 minutes, strain it, and drink it.
* Fresh plant material
* When the recipe refers to fresh plant material to be used, a 1/4 c. fresh material is used, following the method above.
* Dried material
* When the recipe refers to using dried material, use 2 tsp. of material when making it.
* Bark or seeds
* Should the recipe call for bark or seeds to be used, use 2 tsp. of seeds or 1 Tbs. of bark.
* Sweetening your infusion
* You could sweeten your healthy tea with organic honey, and should you desire, you could add a dash of fresh lemon juice to also enhance the taste.
General warning when using herbal infusions;
• Only use the herbal material if you are 100% sure that it really the herb in question.
• If you are ill or have any health concerns, consult your health practitioner.
• Do not continuously drink the same infusion.
At maximum use for 10 days and then skip 5 days.
• Only have one cup of herbal infusion per day, except during acute periods, such as when you have a cold or flu, you can then have it three times a day, but for a maximum of 4 days.
• When you use herbal remedies, be aware that they can be extremely powerful, and should you have any side effects when taking these infusions, immediately stop using the herb and consult your health practitioner right away.
Here's a great recipe, that we're sure you'll want to try.
Egg Salad with Calendula & Chives
For a beautiful presentation, serve this on a plate lined with salad greens, and scatter additional calendula petals over the top, along with fresh snipped chives and/or dill.
Good crusty country-style bread is the best accompaniment; however pitas, rye, pumpernickel or thinly sliced bagels are good too.
Note: For a quick herbal sandwich, simply slice hard boiled eggs onto bread that’s been spread with a little mayonnaise and mustard; sprinkle with chopped onion or chives and herb petals and chopped pickles.
Season with salt and pepper.
• 12 hard boiled eggs
• 1/2 c. mayonnaise
• 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
• 2 Tbs. each chopped sweet pickles and juice
• 1/4 c. thinly sliced green onions or minced onion
• 1/3 c. finely diced celery
• 2 Tbs. snipped chives
• 2 Tbs. snipped dill leaves
• 1/2 tsp. Hungarian paprika
• Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
• 1 handful fresh calendula petals, coarsely chopped
• Petals for garnish
Dice eggs and put them in a bowl, along with mayonnaise, mustard, pickles and juice, onions, celery, 1 Tbs. of chives, 1 Tbs. of dill, paprika, sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Mix well, then stir in chopped calendula.
Refrigerate 1/2 hour or more before serving.
Remove from refrigerator 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Arrange salad greens on a platter and heap egg salad on top.
Garnish with additional herb petals and the remaining chives and dill.Tweet
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