Calendula Petals: Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis | Country of Origin: Egypt | Plant Part: Petals
100% Certified Organic. Calendula (Marigold) is a plant that has been used for centuries as ornamental, as well as culinary, cosmetic and for medicinal purposes. Calendula can be taken orally or applied topically. A powerful antioxidant, it is amongst the strongest of antiviral herbs. Also makes a great natural yellow dye.
Caffeine Level: Naturally caffeine free.
Taste: The flowers taste like citrus zest, in some instances, but also Mexican tarragon or cinnamon.
Indications: An anti-inflammatory, it calms muscle spasms, treats constipation, helps heal wounds, is antimicrobial, antiviral and improves oral health.
How to enjoy: Add 1 heaped tsp per 200ml of water, brew with boiling water for 5minutes or adjust to your liking.
Aromatherapy: Calendual/Marigold essential oil is distilled from the flower tops, and it is quite sticky, and viscous. It smells very strange – musky, woody, rotten even, rather like the flowers themselves. The properties attributed to calendula oil are tonic, sudorific, emmenagogic and antispasmodic, but it is mainly used dermatologically. It is useful for very sensitive skin, and to help heal the scars of those who have had very bad acne. It is very calming, even in the smallest proportions, mixed with other oils. Good for burns, mixing a little into a calming lotion. Very little oil is needed in any preparation. Dried marigold infusions make good toners, and good calmers for the itchy eyes of hay fever. A tisane could help PMT. Some oil in a parsley compress is good for broken capillaries. A drop of calendula oil in a bath is good for psoriasis.
Shipping: Our Certified Organic Teas & Herbs are delivered in sealed, air-tight pouches.
Stainless-steel Tea Canister
Each boxed canister holds between 400g – 500g of loose-leaf black or green tea and between 100g - 400g of herbs or tisanes.
The lid of the canister is see-through glass with an airtight rubber seal (see images) and a clip-down steel clasp. You will be provided with 2 attractive labels to stick on the canister. One 'Certified Organic' label and a label with the name and health benefits of the tea printed on it.
Canister Size: 19.5cm [H] x 12.5cm [W].
Stainless-steel Mesh Tea Infuser with Lid
This tea infuser is a high-quality stainless-steel teacup strainer/leaf infuser. It ensures a great brew every time - even with very fine cut tea leaves! So easy to use, simply put into your cup, mug or pot, add tea leaves, pour in hot water and enjoy!
The lid serves as a lid, whilst the tea is brewing, and as a base for standing the infuser in when you remove it from your teacup.
Material: High quality stainless steel with micro holes - perfect for brewing your favourite teas without any of the little bits left in your cup!
Dimensions: Height: 7.5cm, Width including arms: 10cm
Care Instructions: This is the easiest tea infuser you will ever own, simply rinse out tea leaves and dry after each use.