Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris L.)

Marsh marigold is a perennial herbaceous plant from the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Other names: butter color, yolk color, cow color, greasy color.


Perennial herbaceous marsh plant with a straight or slightly creeping stem, more or less branched upwards. Leaves are round-heart-shaped or wedge-shaped, dark green, glossy, lower petioled, upper sessile. The flowers are large, shiny, golden yellow. It blooms in April-May. The marigold grows in swamps and swampy meadows, in ditches. Occurs frequently.

Contains active substances:

Anemonin, saponins, flavonoids were found in the dry marigold grass; fresh plant contains protoanemonin (anemonol), has phytocidal properties.

Medicinal use:

Drink a decoction of marigold grass when coughing.

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