Marigold as cure for your health


Marigolds are a genus of annual or perennial flower crops. The homeland of the Marigolds is Mexico and the southern regions of the USA. They are one of the symbols of Mexico and its gift to the whole world, taken out in the 16th century by the Conquistadors of Spain. In some countries, this is a decoration or a symbol of hospitality, as in the East. In Mexico, these flowers are the main attribute of the national holiday Day of the Dead.

The medicinal properties of Marigold flowers are determined by the qualitative and quantitative composition of the chemical compounds they contain. Essential oil components are of the greatest value. That’s why the value of this flower is not only in application inside your body but also in simply inhaling its aroma. So, Marigold flowers with vase on your table is always a good idea, so feel free to order a bouquet delivery. An alternative option for flowers in a vase is to dry Marigold flowers and make a bouquet of such dried flowers. One more option is to have a relaxing bath with dried Marigold flowers.


The rich composition of biologically active components of Marigolds makes medicinal preparations made of them effective in many diseases. In folk medicine, their water infusions have long been used as a diuretic, antihelminthic, and diaphoretic. Tea from the flowers was used for diarrhea and colic in the gastrointestinal tract. The Indians in Mexico used them to increase lactation in lactating women and relieve joint pain from rheumatism.

The plant has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract and especially on the pancreas, helping with pancreatitis and diabetes. It promotes:

  • normalization of enzyme production;
  • removal of inflammation and swelling of the mucosa;
  • reduction of pain and bouts of nausea;
  • tissue regeneration;
  • improvement of digestion processes;
  • removal of spasms in the gastrointestinal tract;
  • prevention of constipation and its elimination in case of occurrence.

Marigolds are effective as an antiparasitic agent, helping to remove such common intestinal parasites as roundworms and pinworms from the body.

The plant is successfully used as a cure for ARVI and colds. It has a strengthening effect on the immune system and increases the protective properties of the body, and has antiviral and antibacterial activity. Tea with Marigold flowers is a useful drink for various respiratory diseases and as a means of preventing ARVI during seasonal epidemics. Due to their diaphoretic action, they are also effective in preventing a fever.

Marigolds are effective in diseases of the nervous system. They have a sedative effect, help to cope with increased irritability, depressive states, and overwork, survive nervous stress, increase the production of the “happiness hormone” serotonin, and normalize sleep. Admixture from the flowers activates the brain and mental activity. Moreover, to improve the state of the nervous system, it is not necessary to take funds based on the inside, sometimes it is enough just to deeply inhale the aroma of these flowers, pass near the places where they are planted, or take baths with the addition of a flowers’ decoction.

Means based on Marigolds reduce blood pressure, strengthen the cardiovascular system, promote vasodilation, and cleanse them from atherosclerotic plaques, blood clots, and other pathological inclusions. They can be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes by people who are at potential risk of developing these conditions.

Outwardly, plant remedies are used to treat pressure sores, eczema, and various skin diseases, stop bleeding, accelerate the healing of wounds and trophic ulcers, and cleanse them of putrefactive and necrotic formations. An infusion of flowers can be used to wipe the skin with sweating in children and make foot baths with it for fungal infections of the feet.

The use of fresh flowers of the plant helps to relieve eye strain and improve vision, which is very useful for people whose work is associated with increased eye strain (computer work, driving, knitting, sewing, etc.). Such medicinal properties of Marigolds are associated with the presence of lutein in their composition.

Thus, a bright sunny flower is not only a part of the rich Mexican traditions known throughout the world. It is also rich in healing properties and is pleasing to the eye.

Mexico Daily Post