Saturday, July 27, 2013


Marigold (Calendula officinalis Latin), annual or biennial herbaceous plant height of 30 to 50 cm, branched, erect and hairy stems, hairy and oblong leaves, head of dark yellow to orange in color. The Latin name for calendula, officinalis, means healing and calendus - heaven, something beautiful. Name marigold comes from a derivative of the verb or does not wither.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) and its use for therapeutic purposes is known since ancient Egypt, from where it spread to Europe. Calendula is used to treat skin diseases, and is used as začin.Stari people appreciated it as a plant that rejuvenates, and used it to decorate the altar in its temples, while his second yellow-gold petals decorated and aromatizirali food. In the American Civil War doctors used on the battlefields of marigold leaves putting it on open wounds. As a medicinal herb used to treat skin diseases, and is used as a spice.

Marigold (Calendula officinalis Latin)

Marigold flowers contain volatile oil, tannins, sugars, lycopene (which is a very good antioxidant and protects against cervical cancer), proteins, pigments, carotenoids (give color to flowers), kalendulin, minerals (potassium, sulfur, etc.)., Bitter substances and others. It is used as a tea, in addition to salads and other dishes, and for external use in the form of oil, grease or coating.

Marigold (Calendula officinalis Latin)

Neven acting antiseptic and antibacterial properties and is very effective against various inflammations, fungal infections, and recent studies show that it is beneficial to the fight against HIV (the virus challenger AIDS) it is good for boosting the immune system. It is useful for removing toxins (poisons) that are associated with different chronic infections, feverish conditions, skin diseases such as eczema and acne. Good as a means of relieving spasms, asthma, cough, palpitations and insomnia. Since ancient times in folk medicine for wound healing, bites, chilblains, ulcers, warts, etc.. Cold tea marigold is used for flushing the eyes with conjunctivitis or gums after tooth extraction. Because of the mild estrogenic effects (estrogen - the female sex hormone) is used to establish a regular menstrual cycle and decrease menstrual pain in young girls or women in menopause. In the form of creams or ointments used against leg ulcers, varicose veins and bruises. The oil is also used in many preparations. Root not used in treatment.

Marigold (Calendula officinalis Latin)
For the treatment of skin diseases marigold enjoys a strong reputation among the people. He is a well treatment against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Neven stimulates white blood cells to destroy harmful germs and speeds healing of wounds. Burns caused by unreasonable exposure to the sun soften marigold flowers, by closing wounds, soothe inflammation and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. When an insect bite, rub the fresh juice of marigold plants. In gingivitis, the gums and its antibacterial activity and enhancing immunity marigold can be useful in the treatment of gingivitis.

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