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Medicinal calendula. Medicinal properties, methods of use, recipes for ointment and tincture

Medicinal calendula.  Medicinal properties, methods of use, recipes for ointment and tincture

Blooms densely with yellow flowers all summer, calendula (Calendula officinalis) – also called by region Monthly, with a fingernail or clawsDecorated gardens all over Poland. In recent years, it has been seen less and less and somewhat underestimated – it has been replaced by more fashionable and more magnificent perennials. Meanwhile, medicinal marigolds are worthy of having in your garden. Its dried flowers are considered one of the most valuable herbal supplements with a wide range of medicinal products.

Furthermore it edible marigold flowers You can add it to salads or decorate cakes with it. Calendula is also a honey plant – Bees and other insects will be planted in the garden. It will also pay off the weather – When it rains, marigolds approach.

Marigold flower is a component of medicinal infusions, tinctures and ointments that have been valued for centuries. It has the ability to calm inflammation, soothe red spots and itching, and speed up wound healing. It also helps fight bacterial and fungal infections. It has a diaphoretic and antispasmodic (diastolic) effect and increases immunity

Calendula owes its health properties to The content of active medicinal substances, such as: essential oils, flavonoids, saponins Triterpenic, polysaccharides, phenolic acids and carotenoids.

  • Calendula for conjunctivitis – The most common use of calendula is calendula tea compresses for purulent conjunctivitis. In case of eye irritation, redness and pain, it is worth making compresses with infusion prepared from quick amaranth tea available in herbal stores, or from its home version (a tablespoon of dried amaranth flowers is placed on a glass of boiling water and left to infuse).
  • Calendula in sore mouth and throat Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, calendula is successfully used to rinse the mouth or throat in case of sore throats, thrush and thrush.
  • Calendula for stomach Marigold flowers have a protective and antibacterial effect on the gastric mucosa. They treat unpleasant symptoms of indigestion, catarrh, stomach pain, intestinal cramps, peptic ulcer disease.
  • Liver calendula – When used internally, it positively affects the production of bile and supports the functioning of the liver. It will be useful in cases of liver failure, toxicosis and after hepatitis.
  • Calendula for dysmenorrhea and intimate infections Calendula tea calms menstrual pain because of its diastolic effect. Marigold flowers can also be used to prepare a soothing soup or to wash intimate areas. It will be perfect when you suffer from discharge, burning and irritation.

calendula it A frequent ingredient in skin care creams and cosmetics. The carotenoids in its petals accelerate skin regeneration and significantly stimulate the growth of the epithelium Delays skin aging and improves its appearance.

Calendula ointment in turn Universal dermatological product – used for allergic changes, acne, suppurating wounds, abrasionsirritation, frostbite, bedsores and other types of wounds.

Calendula also has a calming effect – the essential oil in it calms nerves and lowers heart rate and blood pressure, so it’s an excellent home remedy for calming aromatherapy.

To make a healthy calendula tincture, you only need a handful of dried flowers and alcohol. Flowers should be crushed or crushed into a slurry and placed in a glass bottle, preferably dark. Then the amaranth should be poured with 500 ml of pure vodka, close the bottle and set it aside in a warm place for at least 14 days. After this time, the tincture must be filtered.

How to use calendula tincture? Drink 20 drops with water or sugar even two or three times a day whenever you have abdominal or stomach cramps or menstrual cramps.

Like other star plantsMarigolds can enlighten some peopleTherefore, people with allergies and those with very sensitive skin should be careful. Before using calendula preparations, you must first test it on a small part of the skin, for example in the elbow fold.

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