Organic Marigold Tea
The marigold has a delicious floral taste that’s both rejuvenating and relaxing at once. The flower has also been proclaimed for its medicinal value by ancient and today’s heath practitioners, for soothing stomach aches, easing menstrual cramps and more. Add one cup of boiling water to about a tablespoon of marigolds. Let steep for about five minutes and enjoy. For a twist, cool the tea and make a delicious beverage by adding the fruit juice of your choice or using in a cocktail for extra “yum.”
A Bit of History
The marigold has long been valued for its religious, magical, and medicinal value. A native North American plant, it was revered by the Aztecs in rituals and treatments; monks who grew them in Spanish monasteries; Hindus in weddings and religious ceremonies; and Catholics throughout Mexico and Latin America who decorated household altars with them on All Saints Day (and still do). The flower is enjoyed in salads and, of course, as a delicious-tasting tea whose medicinal values have been proclaimed by ancient and today’s health communities for soothing upset stomachs, easing mental cramps, and more.