This wonderful flower tea has gained popularity for its health properties although it has been well known for centuries. Specifically calendula tea is recommended to treat a variety of ulcers in the digestive tract, gallbladder inflammations, sore sore throat but also can be use externally for healing wounds and Burns (minor, including sunburn).
The name of this herb comes from Achilles who, according to legend, saved the lives of his warriors by healing their wounds with yarrow leaves. Crushed and rolled in the hands the plant provides a temporary styptic to check blood flow. In general it can be used to remedy colds and flu, stomach cramps, flatulence, gastritis, enteritis, gallbladder and liver problems.