Since the scientific investigation is still somewhat spotty on calendula tea, it’s not yet totally clear how much of it you need to drink to experience any benefits. Still, sipping on tea daily certainly doesn’t do any harm, and there are plenty of reasons to drink up—especially if you’re using tea to replace processed sugar-laden beverages.
To incorporate more calendula into your routine, eliminate the hassle of daily cup brewing in favor of one larger pot. “I like to recommend brewing it in large batches all at once and then storing it in the refrigerator for having later,” recommends herbalist Rachelle Robinett, R.H., founder of Pharmakon Supernatural® and HRBLS.
You can also add it in some unexpected places in meals and snacks. “Tea is also great in place of water in smoothies, oatmeal, rice, or other recipes you might sneak it into,” Robinett says.
There’s not necessarily a best time to drink calendula, so if you find it soothing before bed, brew some in the nighttime hours. Or alternate it with your usual tea or coffee as a hot morning beverage.