Hello, dear readers. Today I was more interested in talking about such a medicinal plant as calendula, tell you the indications for use, the medicinal properties of calendula and the treatment of calendula. I really love these bright orange flowers, one kind of them lifts the mood. But, in addition to the mood, how many benefits are brought by the flowers of calendula, how many diseases are treated. Calendula I have known since childhood, we have in the garden every year blossomed beautiful orange flowers of calendula. Mom specially planted them as a medicinal plant, then collected flowers, dried and brewed for treatment. I recently decided to buy a calendula in a pharmacy, like everything is fine, cardboard packaging, 100 gram packaging, I come home, I open the pack, and there are not flowers, but grass, and together with green stems and leaves, everything is shredded, which is simply notit is clear that this is generally for the grass. I brewed calendula, and the taste is just awful, I know what the taste of marigold, and even so much dirt and sand on the bottom of the glass. Always bought a calendula in a drugstore, there were always flowers and here on you. The same story I had with chamomile, think about after this, how to trust pharmacies?
I have a friend, just like my mother herself grows calendula, collects, dries. She adds calendula flowers to the Uzvar from dried fruits, in compote, they like very much, I certainly did not try to add calendula to compote, so I can not say whether it's tasty or not tasty. And the taste and color, as they say, no comrades. So, my friend, always talks about calendula when I visit them at a party, well, that's just a fan of this medicinal plant. She is calendula, as my mother treats many diseases and is always successful, she does not go to doctors, she says she does not trust them. But this is a separate topic for conversation. Today, let's talk about the indications for the use of calendula.
These are the flowers of calendula collected by my mother, that is, some flowers, without leaves and stems. We have such calendula flowers on the market from grandmothers can be purchased. In the summer fresh, but they will have to dry themselves. And at other times of the year they sell dried flowers.
After all, with a therapeutic purpose, it is the flowers of marigold. Flowers are cut at the base during flowering, dried by spreading a thin layer on paper or cloth in a well-ventilated room.
Calendula. Indications for use.
- Calendula is used for sore throat, with angina, calendula preparations are used to rinse the throat.
- Decoctions and infusions from marigold are taken with stomatitis, inflammation of the gums.
- Calendula is used for peptic ulcer of stomach and duodenum, with gastritis, with spasms in the stomach. My mum always drinks a decoction of calendula with pain in the stomach, with gastritis.
- Calendula is applied in diseases of the liver and gall bladder, with bile stasis. In combination with chamomile, mint, dandelion, calendula increases bile secretion.
- Apply calendula in gynecology, with whites, with erosion of the cervix.
- With intestinal diseases, colitis, with enterocolitis.
- Apply calendula to cystitis.
- Calendula is used for heart diseases, which are accompanied by swelling, shortness of breath, palpitations.
- Apply calendula for colds, with fever.
- The decoction and infusion of calendula is washed with wounds.
- Infusion, calendula decoction and ointment is used to treat purulent wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, lip cracks, nipple cracking in nursing moms, with bruises.
- Calendula is used for hemorrhoids, with cracks in the anus.
Recently my son chapped his lips in the frost, my friend, she works as a nurse, she advised me to buy a calendula ointment, we lubricated the sponge 3-4 times a day with ointment of calendula, towards evening the cracks became smaller, I just could not believe my eyes that the woundso quickly heal. On the second day the cracks became protracted.
Calendula, practically has no side effects, and allergic reactions occur extremely rarely. Information on the beneficial properties of calendula and contraindications can be found in my article "Calendula, useful properties and contraindications."
Calendula. Medical properties.
- Calendula has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Gentle calendula healing properties.
- Bactericidal properties.
- Calendula has antispasmodic properties.
From calendula prepare ointment, tincture, infusion, decoction. Calendula is used both in folk and in official medicine. The doctor the gastroenterologist somehow to mum has advised a gastritis to treat a decoction of a calendula. Calendula is a part of medicinal collections.
Of course, ointment from marigold I do not cook at home, but here's a broth, tincture and infusion do.
I make the infusion of calendula flowers as follows: I take a teaspoon of crushed flowers and pour a glass of boiling water, I insist for about 25 minutes. Then I filter. Every time I make a fresh infusion. This infusion can gargle with sore throat, pershenia, with angina, rinse the mouth with gum disease. With pain in the goal I brew myself and my daughter Calendula, an infusion of the throat. Calendula has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties, pain in the throat. Also drink infusion for diseases of the gallbladder and gastrointestinal tract by half a glass three times a day before meals.
Decoction of the flowers of marigold I cook this way: a spoonful of flowers per half liter of water. I boil for 5 minutes, I insist 20 minutes. Then decoct the broth. I accept broth as well as infusion. The broth is used as an external agent. Also use a decoction inside, used as a cholagogue, used for gastritis and ulcers, with colitis. Mama's neighbor uses a decoction of calendula with cholecystitis. With diseases of the gallbladder, it helps very well. And with stagnation of bile, calendula is mixed with other herbs for a good outflow of bile. Mix marigold with the root of a dandelion, a thistle, a dog rose, flowers of the immortelle. Prepare a decoction of a spoonful of a mixture of herbs on a half liter of water, boil for 5 minutes, insist filtered and drink in a warm form, half a glass before eating. In gynecology calendula is used for syringing.
Calendula also prepares tincture for alcohol. It is necessary to fill the floor with a lint jar of marigold flowers and pour them with vodka so that the flowers are covered. Further in a dark place we insist tincture of 2 weeks, then it is filtered. Tincture is an excellent remedy, which heals cuts and wounds, abrasions, tinctures I process wounds. Tincture of calendula wipe the face with acne and acne. Keep the tincture in a dark and cool place, I store it in the refrigerator. More detailed information on tincture of calendula, namely how to store, how to prepare calendula tincture, indications for use, treatment, all this can be found in my article "Calendula tincture, application".Tincture of calendula can be prepared by yourself, but you can buy it in a pharmacy.
I also suggest you watch a video about calendula. Calendula is really a unique plant, just a gift of nature, which helps us not resorting to drugs to cope with many diseases. Well, the indications for the use of calendula and medicinal properties are known to you, so that apply calendula and be healthy.