The Asteraceae family is Asteraceae, or Compositae
What does it look like? An annual herbaceous plant, up to 50 cm tall, with a balsamic smell, branched, thick, but short-fluffy, with alternating oblong leaves, a little sticky. The baskets are large, with flat flower beds and green wrappers; marginal flowers are ligulate, middle flowers are tubular, yellow or orange in color. Fruits are achenes of sickle-shaped, bell-shaped and hooked shape, but they all give the same plants. Blooms from the end of May until frost.
Where does it grow? It is planted in flower gardens as an ornamental plant throughout the territory of Ukraine.
What and when are collected? Baskets, during the period of horizontal placement of reed flowers. Only the petals have value.
When is it used? As a diaphoretic, astringent, cleans blood and festering wounds (marigolds contain provitamin A – carotene, volatile oil, resins, mucus, malic and salicylic acids; have phytoncide activity, can limit inflammation and prevent the formation of disfiguring scars due to the content of yellow xanthophyll dye and volatile oil). They contain calendula bitterness, calendulin, saponin.
Used in the form of tea. For 1 cup of boiling water, take 1 tablespoon of ginseng and steam in the oven all night. Drink 1 glass three times a day for stomach spasms, stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastritis. Symptomatically, together with vitamin PP (nicotinic acid), it has a beneficial effect on malignant tumors (cancer) of the stomach that are not amenable to surgery. Calendulareduce intoxication, eliminate the phenomena of dyspepsia – belching, nausea, vomiting, a feeling of support under the chest; improve sleep and appetite. Effective for scrofula, rickets, and swelling of the spleen – tea made from marigold flowers and yarrow grass, taken in equal amounts, drink 2 glasses a day. For diseases of the liver and biliary tract, take 1 tablespoon with the top of a mixture of St. John’s wort, St. John’s wort, wild chicory, sand cumin, buckthorn bark and chamomile flowers, in the ratio of 2:1:1.5:2:1.5:0.5 :2 pour raw water, infuse all night, in the morning boil for 7 minutes, stand for 20 minutes and drink 3 glasses a day.
Similar to arnica, which is reminiscent of its chemical composition, affecting the nervous system, marigolds reflexively reduce its excitability and slow down the heart rate in hypertensive disease due to menopause in women. At the same time, headaches disappear, sleep improves (depressing effect on the centers of the medulla oblongata, in particular on the vascular-motor center (volatile oil), shortness of breath and swelling decrease. The treatment is long-term. They are also used for painful menstruation. Take 1 tablespoon of a mixture of marigold flowers and of the flowers of the forest kalachyki in a ratio of 6:4 per 1 cup of boiling water, insist for 20 minutes and drink 3 cups a day.
In case of cuts, wounds, acne, boils, frostbite, ulcers, ringworm and eye diseases (blepharitis), apply a decoction of sedum . A decoction of a mixture of (in equal parts) marigold flowers and cornflower blue flowers is applied to the eyes that fester, even when vision is impaired. Treatment is long. To rinse the mouth and throat with tonsillitis, gingivitis, stomatitis, and amphodontosis, give 1 teaspoon of the alcohol tincture of marigold flowers in a ratio of 2:1 to half a glass of boiled water.
Freckles (swallows) on the face and hands are removed by twice daily (morning and evening) lubrication of the affected areas with the juice of the leaves of the marigold , mixed in equal parts with the juice of lemon, currant berries and almond oil.
For furunculosis, drink tea from a mixture of marigold flowers, burdock root, walnut leaves and wheatgrass root in a ratio of 4:2.5:1.5:2 — take 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 20 minutes and drink 1 /2 glasses three times a day.
And also pay attention to the article Calendula (marigolds)