The benefits of marigold tea are known from ancient times from our grandparents. For marigold tea, either only marginal flowers (Flores Calendulal sine receptaculis) or the whole capitulation (Flores Calendulal as receptaclecculis) are used. Yellows (Calendula officinalis) are annual herbaceous plants, which can be grown in gardens, also known as “philimics”. They bloom from June to September. The flowers of marigolds, are picked when it is sunny, when the plant is open and emanates volatile oils.
Yellow tea – benefits
Yellow tea contains active principles: volatile oil, bitter substances, triferpenic substances, resins, carotenoids, vitamin C, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, resins and mucilages. Due to these properties, it acts as an antiseptic, antispastic, emenagog, choleretic, healing, anti-inflammatory, helping to activate peripheral circulation. Due to the bitter principles, it helps to regulate bile function.
Yellow tea has countless therapeutic indications: regulation of the menstrual cycle, dysmenorrhea, mycoses, vaginitis, cystitis, liver and biliary diseases, being an important adjuvant in the treatment of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. In cosmetics, marigold tea, is used to treat acne as well as to relieve dry complexions. Acts as a scarring hastening the healing of tissues.
Method of preparation and administration
For internal use,we can prepare an infusion of 2 teaspoons of marigold flowers to a cup of water. Drink 2-3 cups of marigold tea per day, preferably on an empty stomach.
For external use,it is used in the form of local washes (vaginal which helps to destroy the protozoa Trichomonas Vaginalis). Prepare an infusion of three tablespoons of flowers per liter of water. For external use in the form of local compresses prepare an infusion of two tablespoons of flowers to a cup of water.
Other uses for marigolds
The tincture of marigolds, is used to regulate the menstrual cycle and treat gastro-duodenal ulcer. It is given 3 times a day, 30 drops each. The tincture of marigolds is prepared from fresh flowers, which we put in a bottle, over which we pour 60 degrees alcohol. Leave to macerate in the sun for two weeks, then squeeze the contents and keep it in dark, hermetically sealed bottles.
Cream of marigolds, can be used successfully in various dermatological problems or for skin maintenance. It can also be used as a lip balm.