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Calendula Flower Organic Herbal Tincture


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Calendula Flower Organic Herbal Tincture
2 fl. oz. | 29mL

Calendula is a well-known herb and popular ornamental garden plant that has been used for centuries as food, a dyeing agent, ceremonially, as well as topically and internally for its healthful qualities. This uplifting plant bears an orange to yellow daisy-like flower and is naturalized throughout most of the world. Calendula is also referred to as marigold or pot marigold and is employed by many herbalists for its beneficial properties.

Calendula officinalis bears the characteristic daisy-like flowers of other members of the Asteraceae family to which it belongs. An annual herb, calendula is known to display its cheerful flowers for most of the spring and summer. Native to southern Europe, the Mediterranean, and in the region spanning the Canary Islands to Iran, calendula is now naturalized throughout the world and is commonly grown in gardens. Easy to spot, calendula has bright orange to yellow terminal flower heads and pale green leaves. The best time to harvest flowers is in the summer, in the heat of the day when the resins are high and the dew has evaporated. Flowers can be carefully dried at ambient or low temperatures in order to keep their vibrant color.

For hundreds of years, calendula was utilized in traditional European herbalism for wellness support and more. In medieval Europe, calendula was widely available and was known as “poor man’s saffron” as it was used to color and spice various foods. Nicholas Culpepper mentioned using calendula juice mixed with vinegar as a rinse for the skin and scalp and that a tea of the flowers comforts the heart. In the Americas, Native Americans employed calendula for occasional digestive support. This beneficial flower was also employed in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to Ayurvedic healing principles, calendula is considered energetically cooling and has a bitter, pungent taste. In TCM, the flower is referred to as jin zhan ju and is considered energetically neutral and drying and is often used in external applications. Many of these traditional uses mirror our contemporary applications of this plant.

Folklorically, calendula is associated with the sun and the fire element. Some believe calendula to imbue magical powers of protection and clairvoyance. An ancient practice was to string flowers above doorposts to keep evil out of the home and to place flowers under the bed to protect one while sleeping. Harvesting calendula flowers under the noonday sun has been tradition for many herbalists who abide by the age-old adage that doing so will strengthen and comfort the heart.

Our calendula tincture is slightly bitter with a light floral taste and is often taken in juice or water or used as a mouth rinse. Calendula extract can also be combined with other herbs to create individualized formulas including red clover extract, marshmallow root extract, and lemon balm extract. Try adding a squirt or two of the extract as an uplifting component to warming or immune supporting teas such as blossoms of health and winter spice tea.

Ingredients: Calendula, water & organic alcohol.

Precautions: Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with calendula, as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Sold in 2 fl. oz. (29mL) amber colored glass bottle with dropper. 

Contains Alcohol

Storage: When properly stored in our amber bottles in a cool dark place, avoiding heat, sunlight, and exposure to air, our liquid herbal extracts will last a minimum of 5 years.

Tincture & Extract Benefits: The benefit of tinctures and extracts is that the medicinal value is easily assimilated in the body, they are convenient to use, the average shelf life is 5 years, and they offer a more complete range of medicinal properties than dried herbs or capsules. The best way to use liquid herbal tinctures is to put the suggested amount in a glass of water, tea, or juice and drink the entire contents. Tinctures can also be administered directly into the mouth without the assistance of water however some tinctures are unpalatable which is why most people prefer to dilute them into a beverage.*

*This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your treating doctor. Silent Warrior Super Herbs does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Silent Warrior Super Herbs are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

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