The Pot Marigold Plant For
Healing Skin Problems
The lovely golden flowers of the pot marigold plant are not
just nice to look at—they also contain many healing properties.
These golden flowers have long been a favorite of many
One herbal diary dating back to the 12th century recommends
that simply gazing upon the beautiful pot marigold flowers can
help clear the head, improve one's eyesight, and encourage
one's soul to feel cheerful again.
It was once also highly prized as a treatment of smallpox
and measles. These days it is still widely in use in many
patent homeopathic remedies.
Herbalists as slightly bitter have described the character
of this lovely plant, drying, pungent, and gently cooling. The
plants constituents include saponins, flavonoids, bitter
principles, mucilage, essential oils, steroidal compounds and
The plant has known actions: it is an astringent, an
antiseptic, and a menstrual regulator helps many stimulate bile
production, an anti-fungal, an anti-inflammatory, and helps
The petals of the pot marigold can be applied to the skin
externally to treat a variety of skin problems and
inflammations. The petals can also be taken internally to treat
a variety of gynecological, toxic and feverish conditions.
They have also been used in the past to move liver energies.
Some recent studies have even shown that the petals of the pot
marigold plant may also be active against HIV. Traditional
herbalists recommend that the petals of the marigold plant be
harvested from early summer until late fall.
The essential oil derived from the pot marigold plant has
been shown to be an effective treat vaginal yeast infections.
The oil of the pot marigold plant is also used on the skin some
times as a treatment of skin infections.
There are many ways to prepare the pot marigold plant's
petals to make several kinds of herbal remedies. One of the
best and easiest ways to prepare the petals is through the
method of infusion. Infuse the petals in hot water and make a
hot tea to treat menopausal problems, to ease the pain of
menstruation, and to treat gastritis. You can also use the pot
marigold petal infusion to treat inflammation of the
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The pot marigold plant can also be used to make a tincture from
the plant's petals. The tincture can be used to treat stagnant
liver problems, to improve sluggish digestion, to battle
menstrual disorders, and to help regulate irregular or painful
The petals of the pot marigold plant can also
be placed in a compress pad that can be used to treat
slow-healing wounds or varicose ulcers. You can also make a
cream from the pot marigold petals that can help alleviate the
symptoms of dry skin or inflammation.
Marigold petal cream can also be applied to
sunburn, scalds, wounds, dry eczema, or nipples sore from
The seeds of the Milk Thistle Plant are used
in many herbal remedies. The seeds themselves
are rich in Silymarin.
Silymarin has been shown to help combat the
symptoms of liver disease.
Herbalists to help treat cirrhosis of the
liver as well as hepatitis often use the
extract of the Milk Thistle Seeds.
The essential oil from the pot marigold plant
can also be used as a vaginal suppository, but must be diluted
in order to treat yeast infections. It can also be used as a
bathe oil to relieve the symptoms of anxiety or