Research suggests that calendula deserves its reputation for wound healing. The herb’s antifungal and antimicrobial properties help prevent infection and heal injuries to body tissues.
Calendula is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components, which might help to fight cancer, protect against heart disease, and ease muscle fatigue.
Calendula tea can also:
Rather than drank, calendula tea is usually applied directly to the skin to promote healing. In one study, 78% of participants who treated diabetes-related foot ulcers with calendula tea showed complete healing. Another study showed that 72% of the participants using calendula tea experienced full healing of leg ulcers, compared to fewer than a third of the control group.
Preliminary research suggests that calendula tea may offer powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Calendula is full of carotenoids and flavonoids, which are known to help lower your risk of cancer and other diseases.