Marigold cream and tea. The natural remedies of our ancestors
Marigolds are important herbs for skin care that may have the longest history of all plants in terms of their use for skin care and treatment. Among the beneficial components of marigolds are: volatile oil, carotenoids, flavonoids, mucilage, resin, polysaccharides, aromatic acids, but also saponins, glycosides and sterols.
The marigold flower petals contain helianol, a component of triterpenic alcohols, which has a strong anti-inflammatory effect when applied to the skin. The extracts of the marigold come in the form of oil, tincture, tea, or distillate, and can be used as an essential oil or as a liquid distillate (hydrolyte).
Marigolds improve blood circulation and increases the body’s ability to heal. Moreover, they have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Marigolds can be used for all skin types, whether they are fat or dry. They are very often used in the composition of anti-aging creams or in lotions for sensitive, dry and degraded skin.
Researchers have not yet been able to identify exactly what the active ingredients found in marigolds are responsible for their healing effect.
What benefits does marigold cream have?
Healing skin lesions
Due to its anti-inflammatory or antiseptic properties, marigold cream is effective in rapidly curing burns, irritations, scratches and insect pricks.
Marigold cream is effective when it comes to soaking very dry skin. This cream can be used for its emollient properties by applying it to heels, elbows or areas where the skin is thickened.
Treat baby diaper irritations
A baby’s skin is very sensitive and easily irritated by diaper rash. An organic cream, based on marigold, can treat this type of irritation. Make sure you use a 100% natural cream without added chemicals.
Repellent for insects
The prominent smell of marigold cream as well as the rich content of volatile oils make it an excellent mosquito repellent. Marigold cream can be used as a skin lotion that keeps the insects away.
Remedy for menstrual cramps
Menstrual cramps can be relieved by marigold cream. Massage your abdomen with marigold cream using circular movements then apply a warm towel on your skin and you will feel an improvement in pain specific to this difficult month period.
Marigold tea is excellent in preventing and treating many diseases, but is also consumed from pure pleasure, because its aroma is fragrant and delicate.
Marigold Tea – Preparation
For the preparation of marigold tea, add 200-300 ml of boiled water over two teaspoons of dry flower (or 1-2 sachets) and leave to infuse between 5 and 10 minutes. It can be sweetened with a teaspoon of honey and it is served warm for internal use.
For external use, the tea is allowed to cool down and is applied to areas with compression problems.
Marigold Tea – Active Ingredients and Properties
Marigolds contain many beneficial health elements such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, sterols, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, triterpenic substances and volatile oils – which have miraculous effects on the whole body.
Therefore, marigold tea has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, healing and anti-parasitic properties.
Marigold tea – Benefits
Strengthens the immune system by the presence of beta-carotene, which helps the body fight bacteria and viruses. Thus, seasonal colds will be kept away or symptoms may be relieved, and healing will take place more quickly. Beta-carotene also prevents inflammatory processes in the body, reducing the risk of rheumatoid arthritis or other diseases to the bone system.
It relieves symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders such as gastritis, indigestion or peptic ulcer, and can prevent stomach burns from a fat, rich meal. In addition, the beneficial effect is also manifested in urinary tract disorders or digestive disorders in children.
It regulates the menstrual cycle and reduces the intensity of abdominal cramps specific to premenstrual syndrome due to flavonoids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect.
As a gargle, marigold tea heals neck pain, improves the appearance of the gums (prevents bleeding) and reduces the symptoms of gingivitis or other oral cavity conditions.
Marigold tea consumed daily has a detoxifying effect, so it helps eliminate harmful toxins in the body and protects the liver, bladder and other internal organs, while helping to lower weight.
Prevents wrinkle formation and improves acne by applying compresses or tea sachets to problematic areas. The emollient and healing properties of the marigold give a lighter appearance to the skin, cure insect bites, irritations, cuts and scars. Also, marigold tea is indicated for dry scalp with a tendency to dandruff.
Marigold Tea – Contraindications
The consumption of marigold tea is contraindicated for pregnant women and nursing mothers as well as for people who are on a sedative-based treatment because certain substances can increase the effect of medication.
There may also be allergic reactions or hormonal imbalances, which is why it is advisable to consult a specialist before starting to use marigold tea as a natural treatment.