Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Officinalis means healing; Kalends - heaven, something beautiful.
Older people valued Marigold as a plant that rejuvenates, others have used it to decorate the temple altar. Others decorated and aromatized their food with the gold-yellow petals of Marigold. On the battlefield during the American Civil War doctors placed marigold petals on the open wounds.
For the treatment of warts, you should the warts with flower heads until they are well moistened.


Marigold is a plant that grows 20-50 cm in height and with branches in the middle. The lower part leaves a ball, gradually tapering to a blade shaft, the upper leaves are lance-shaped. The flower heads have a 2-5 cm diameter and an orange to yellow yolk color. The fruits are twisted inwards in different forms.


  • Strengthens the immune system,
  • Helps in blood vessel atherosclerosis of the brain,
  • Calms inflammation of the gums,
  • Helps bales (deformity of the big toe)
  • In wounds that do not heal,
  • The flowers are used to soothe the inflammation,
  • In gastritis,
  • Conditions associated with the development of ulcers,
  • Promotes sweating,
  • With Chronic pain in the stomach,
  • Regulates the disturbed menstruation (amenorrhea)
  • Acts on the gallbladder and biliary tract.

No contraindications are known. Only people who are allergic to pollen should be careful, because people who react to ragweed react to Marigold.

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