HERBALLY ANOINTED

BY JESSICA RENEE

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Herb of the Week - Calendula



One of my favorite herbs is Calendula and that's why I chose to make it my Herb of the Week. Not only is it pretty, it is packed full of valuable benefits for whole body health.


Many people cringe when I tell them that I incorporate Calendula into my diet occasionally. Not because of the herb (or flower) itself, it's when they find out that Calendula is a fully edible flower (just like Roses, Begonias, Chrysanthemums, Dandelions and Hibiscus); they instantly imagine me picking the flower from my garden and just snacking on it right then and there. Well, that doesn't happen :) The flowers are cultivated and dried appropriately prior to consumption.


In the summer months, I'll make a delightful herbal infused water and will incorporate the Calendula petals (or whole flowers) into ice cubes. Several times throughout the year, I'll even mix Calendula petals into an omelet. They are a beautiful addition to a recipe with the added herbal benefits.


Benefits


You might be wondering, what's so special about Calendula? Let me enlighten you for a moment. Calendula's benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Soothe and repair digestive issues

  • Used as a remedy