You probably have marigold flowers growing in your garden, but did you know that marigold flowers have great healing abilities? It’s true, these beautiful golden flowers will heal your body in many different ways.
Antibiotic – Marigold flowers can be made into infusions, tinctures, and ointments that work well for skin wound, rashes, bed sores, varicose veins, diaper rash, burns of all kinds and even impetigo because it’s a great antibiotic agent.
Flavonoids – Marigold are full of powerful flavonoids that can help to prevent disease.
Anti-Inflammatory – Marigold flowers also works well for eczema and even allergic reactions thus making it wonderful for all kinds of skin problems.
Wound Healing – Studies show marigold flowers help to promote regrowth of blood vessels in the skin… thus speeding up the healing process.
Vitamin C – Marigold contain lots of Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and strokes.
Warts – Marigold flowers also work well for plantar warts helping to heal them away… and also works well for corns and calluses. Most people juice marigold flowers and stems and apply the juice directly to their warts.
Oily Skin – Infusing marigold flowers in water is a simple and effective treatment for oily skin… also helps with acne and other skin blemishes.
Antioxidants – Marigold flower tea has great antioxidants that help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer… and prevent DNA damage.
Slows Ageing – Marigold flower tea helps get rid of free radicals thus slowing the ageing process.
Macular Degeneration and Cataracts – Because marigold tea is full of wonderful antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene… it prevents eye disease and blindness.
Cancer – Marigold tea is full of great lycopene which is very important for prostate health and for preventing cancer. Studies show that marigold decreases the spread of cancer cells and limits their growth… and works great for breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and even certain types of skin cancer, and leukemia.
Ulcers – Marigold tea also helps to heal away gastric ulcers and other irritations of the GI tract. Plus it also soothes away diarrhea, cramps, colitis, IBS, and other lower bowel problems. Marigolds contain calendic acid which is a powerful healing agent for the GI tract… and soothes away stomachaches and indigestion.
Arthritis – Because marigold tea is a great anti-inflammatory it also works well for joint pain and arthritis… also marigold oil is great for treating arthritis.
Detoxing – Marigold tea also helps to detox the body and stimulate the lymph system to carry away toxic agents and get rid of swelling… and detox the liver.
Insect Spray – Some people take the flowers and leaves and boil them down to make a natural spray for garden insects, and some also use it on horses for biting flies.
Dandruff – Rinsing your hair in marigold tea will sooth away dandruff.
Stings – Taking a marigold flower and rubbing it on a insect stings will make the pain and swelling disappear.
Natural Yellow Colouring – Marigold flowers can be boiled down to make a natural yellow food colouring.
UTI – Because marigold tea is antibiotic and anti-inflammatory it also works well for bladder infections.
Vaginal Infections – Marigold infusion can also be used for treating vaginal infections and inflammation.
Haemorrhoids – Use an infusion of marigold flowers in a sitz bath for treating haemorrhoids.
Bathing – Put marigold infusion into your bath water to sooth away any kind of irritation.
Eye Wash – In Egypt marigolds have been used an antiseptic eye wash for red sore eyes.
Monthly Periods – To create regular monthly periods take a little of the tincture below for a short period of time.
Cold and Flues – Marigold tea has also been used for treating colds, flues, and even coughs associated with these conditions.
Making Tea – Place about 1 tablespoon of flowers into 16 oz of hot water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Tinctures – Many people take 1 cup of marigold flowers and place them into 750 mls of vodka and let it set for 20 to 25 days. This tincture is also great for those suffering from anemia.
Spice – Some people used dried marigold flowers instead of saffron in their cooking.
Edible – The leaves and flowers of the marigold plant can be used in salads. Some also use marigold flowers in cakes, pies, deep fried, in many different kinds of teas… and if you feed them to your chickens it makes their egg yolks a deep yellow colour.
No Side Effects – So far there are no side effects to marigold flowers, but herbs should not be used by those nursing or pregnant.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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