How To Make A Calendula Tincture

How To Make A Calendula Tincture

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Calendula has been used in herbal medicine for a long time. It’s often used in ointments, tinctures, salves, and creams. Today we’ll be talking about How To Make A Calendula Tincture.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnosetreatcure, or prevent any disease, or sickness. Please consult a doctor before trying herbal remedies! Some people are allergic to calendula, use this recipe at your own risk.

Possible Benefits Of A Calendula

  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Found to promote healing in wounds. Such as, skin lesions, bedsores, abrasions, broken skin.
  • May promote healing in anal fissures
  • Found to promote healing in skin ulcers
  • May combat certain cancer cells
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-microbial
  • May support oral health
  • May regulate menstrual cycle
  • May promote heart health
  • May relieve muscle fatigue

Side Effects of Calendula

Doctors don’t typically warn you about side effects. This is so bothersome to me. They expect you to read the novel they call in “insert” that comes with the prescription.

I’m not a doctor, so please understand I don’t have all the knowledge. Some people react differently to things. I am listing some possible reactions to calendula. These may not be all of them. However, consult a doctor if you run into issues.

  • PREGNANT WOMEN: Avoid using calendula on the skin or taking by mouth. It may cause a miscarriage.
  • NURSING MOTHERS: There’s not enough research on this, so it’s best to avoid it.
  • Allergic? Yes, some people will be allergic to calendula. People who are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, etc… Will most likely be allergic to calendula.
  • DRUG INTERACTION: Calendula may interact with sedatives. Combining sedatives and calendula may cause breathing problems or too much sleepiness.

Making A Tea Using Calendula Flowers

You can steep calendula flowers for several minutes. Much like you do any other tea. Just buy a tea infuser and some calendula flowers

How To Make A Calendula Tincture

What Kind Of Alcohol Can I Use For A Tincture?

In this recipe we’ll be using 80 proof vodka. However, you can also use bourbon, brandy, white rum and even sake.

You need to choose an alcohol that’s between 80-120 proof. For percentage that’s 40-60%.

Just a few notes…

  • You can allow the mixture to sit for up to 6 weeks. Some say this makes it a stronger concoction…
  • Make sure to strain out all particles so you don’t end up with mold in the final product.
  • You can use vodka, bourbon, white rum, brandy, and even sake to make tinctures.
  • You’ll want to use 80-120 proof alcohol.
  • I used 80 proof vodka for this demonstration.
  • Place a tincture in a semi-sunny window. A southern facing window may be too hot and ruin the tincture. I use a northern facing window. Which gets plenty of light, but not so much heat.

Supplies You’ll Need To Create A Calendula Tincture

  • Calendula Flowers, fresh of dried
  • 80 Proof Vodka
  • Glass Jar with lid
calendula tincture recipe

Calendula Tincture Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Calendula has many benefots and tinctures are easy to make. Print this recipe and save it for later.


  • Fresh or Dried Calendula Flowers
  • 80 Proof Vodka


  1. Place flowers in jar.
  2. Completely cover with vodka.
  3. Place the lid on the jar.
  4. Put the jar in a semi-sunny window for 2 weeks.
  5. Shake twice a day.
  6. At the end of the 2 weeks, strain the flowers using a cheesecloth, a couple of times if necessary.
  7. Put the tincture into an ambered-glass dropper bottle.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 776Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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Dosing Information

Dosing will really depend on what you’re using it for. lists some of the ways you might dose for some situations. However, only two of them are for a tincture I believe.

How To Use A Calendula Tincture

Most people suggest adding a few drops of the tincture to a cup of tea, or water.

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Naseer S, Lorenzo-Rivero S. Role of calendula extract in treatment of anal fissures. Am Surg. 2012;78(8):E377-E378.22856483

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