Calendula is most widely used for it's anti-infammatory and skin-healing properties, but here is the base of a throat soothing tea.
To make this you will need:
- 1/4 cup of fresh (spray-free) calendula petals or 1/8 cup dried petals
- 2 teaspoons fresh orange peel (peel thinly so there's no white pith - it's bitter)
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teapoon runny honey
- cayenne pepper (optional)
Place the calendula petals and orange peel in a diffuser or in a strainer over a cup and cover with one cup of boiling water. Allow to steep for about 5 minutes. Strain then add the orange juice and honey. Stir well. Sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper (if using). Sip slowly.
The colour of the tea will vary from pale yellow through to orange depending on the colour of the calendula petals used.
You may also like to try:
Cinnamon & Thyme Sore Throat Tea
Elder Flower Tea for allergies
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