The Marigold flower has a very important and prominent place during any occasion or celebration. It is a plant belonging to the family Compositae. The vibrant colours, energy, abundance have made it a prominent flower. It is considered auspicious as the name Marigold comes from Mary’s Gold after Mother Mary. Marigold consists of 56 species. Along with beauty, it has several benefits of Marigold.
Health benefits of Marigold
Antibiotic– Marigold flowers are made into infusions, tinctures, and ointments which help in skin problems like rashes, acne etc
Flavinoids– Marigolds are full of flavonoids that help to prevent disease.
Anti-Inflammatory– Marigold flowers alleviate joint pains in arthritis.
Wound Healing– marigold flowers helps in the regrowth of skin blood vessels and hastens wound healing
Vitamin C – Marigold contains a large amount of Vitamin C, this acts as an antioxidant and prevents stroke etc.
Warts– Marigold flowers help in the healing of warts, corns and calluses.
Oily Skin– Marigold infusion helps to get rid of blemishes and acne in people having oily skin.
Slows Ageing– Marigold flower tea rids the body of free radicals and thus helps to slow the ageing process
Macular Degeneration and Cataracts– Marigold tea helps to prevent eye disease and blindness.
Cancer– Marigold tea has a lot of lycopene and helps to prevent cancers.
Ulcers– it reduces stomach ulcer symptoms and decreases cramps. It helps to reduce nausea and vomiting.
Cold and Flues– Marigold tea has also been used in treating cold and cough symptoms.
Detox– Marigold tea helps to detox the body and cleanses the blood.
Insect Spray– flowers and leaves are boiled to make insect spray used to get rid of garden insects.
Dandruff– Rinsing the hair with marigold tea will help to get rid of dandruff.
Stings– marigold flower when rubbed on insect stings will make the pain and swelling disappear.
Natural Yellow Colouring– yellow food color is got by boiling marigold flowers.
UTI –it helps in relieving urinary tract infections
Ear-Pain– ear drops made from marigold treat ear pain and are beneficial.
Haemorrhoids– marigold infusion is used in sitz baths to soothe haemorrhoids…
Eye Wash– marigold is used as an antiseptic eyewash in red-eye or conjunctivitis.
Monthly Periods– regulates periods.
Cold and Flues– Marigold tea has also been used for treating colds, flues, and even coughs associated with these conditions.
Spice– sometimes people use dried marigold flowers instead of saffron in their cooking.
Edible –leaves and flowers are consumed as a salad
No Side Effects – has no side effects, only it should be avoided in pregnancy.
Making Tea – put 1 tablespoon of flowers in 16 oz of hot water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then strain and use the infusion.
Marigold can be called a panache for all ills