Marigold (calendula) ointment is certainly something that is desirable that each of us has in the household, it’s remarkable multipurpose natural medicine.
The Latin name for the marigold is Calendula officinalis, is very healing, is used in various forms as oil or tea and is widely used in cosmetics, the treatment of the digestive system, especially with hemorrhoids.
In ancient times was regarded as a plant, that is used for rejuvenation, and its petals are decorated even food. Many say that the fat of calendula best balm for skin and no skin disease in which does not help.
The use of calendula balm and cream is accepted by doctors of modern medicine, just because this plant has antimicrobial, antioxidant and antibacterial activity. Below find out how to make the marigold ointment and for what was used and used.
The plant marigold as a cure for various ailments
Calendula officinalis is a hardy plant that originated in distant India. Marigold flower is bushy, herbaceous, hairy plant, tree his widespread and upright. Flower head size is 5 to 10 cm is formed on the top of each stem. In the center of flower stalks, are tubular fertile flowers. The leaves are alternate, broad and seated. Each branch bears a flower on top of which is bright orange or yellow. The blossoms have a strong odor, and the leaves are sweet and bitter taste. The flowers contain essential oils used to make marigold ointment, vitamin C, and flavonoids.
Due to its healing properties used the whole plant. Calendula we immediately in early spring to sow – most immediately in March, at a fixed place, and when we can sprout that it propagated to a distance of 30 to 40 cm plant by plant. The best time to harvest the August and July, mid-day, when it’s sunny and warm. If in July of high temperatures,then minds suddenly flourish and give seed, but with the first rain, the plant is updated. Drying marigold should be quick, when the temperature outside 35 degrees. Of dried flowers separate the petals.
Favorite is a plant that is readily grown in the gardens. Not much sensitive to drought, he likes a warm climate. On soil rich in humus gives real yields. From precious flower heads is obtained marigold ointment and other medicinal preparations, which read more below .
Marigold ointment use
Therapeutic use of calendula comes from ancient Egypt, from where it spread to Europe. Calendula has traditionally been used in a cream of calendula for wounds that are slow to heal, scratches, cuts, corns, warts and all other conditions requiring skin regeneration. It is used also in various skin disorders such as skin disorders, acne, and eczema. Marigold ointment for veins used equally in varicose veins and hemorrhoids, and wounds on the lower legs, skin ulcers. Restores and mucous membranes, and is also used for duodenal and stomach, with sores in the mouth and vaginal douches.
Marigold flowers are yellow because they contain carotenoids, which are converted into vitamin A. The vitamin is an antioxidant that prevents cell damage and often is used for the preservation and improvement of visual function of the eye. Marigold reduces stomach cramps, is used for menstrual pain and discomfort caused by bile.
It is also used in tea blends cancer. It is used in asthma. Cold tea of calendula is used for flushing the eyes, in inflammatory conditions of the eye, rinse mouth sores, canker sores. Marigold ointment is also used for fungal diseases or as a tea to flush mucous membranes and skin that are affected by fungus.
Marigold tea is applied with liver disease and infectious jaundice. It acts as a mild sedative and applied to the voltage nervous and insomnia .In pregnancy helps to avoid creating stretch marks on the thighs and abdomen, then lubricate with marigold ointment very effective. Usually, a pregnancy know occurs piles, and the first signs of burning and itching anus, can preventively domestic marigold ointment for hemorrhoids.
How to make ointment from marigold at home
To put marigold ointment you can use hemp oil containing a high percentage of essential fatty acids, which are especially useful for the treatment of skin problems such as dry skin and eczema. It also is easily absorbed and not too greasy, but can be replaced with olive oil, which has a longer service life.
When you make calendula balm you need to make sure you do not overheat. Oil and petals of the flower must slowly to warm up on a low flame in order to avoid their cooking. Making the cream of calendula may be a good chance that your toddler can participate in this and to learn something. Your child can collect the petals and mix them in a bowl.
Ointment of calendula and olive oil
- 2 cups of petals
- 1 cup olive oil or hemp,
- 1/4 cup lump of beeswax,
- 10 drops of essential oil of lavender.
Pour the petals of calendula in a pot which is stainless steel, and sprinkle them with oil. Then put it on a slow fire and stir the contents to be all united. Pay attention to the bubbles in the oil to be sure that the temperature is appropriate, because should not be higher than those at which small bubbles start to appear. Continue to mix the contents of the pot for 2 hours, maintaining a relatively warm oil.
In the meantime, you can start to melt wax, but be careful not to overdo it with the temperature as needed to wax and oil are about the same temperature when the time comes for them to mix. When you pass 2h, petals strain of oil, and squeeze out as much as possible the oil in a bowl. Then slowly pour the oil into the pan with wax, stirring to the more united. In this mixture, add 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
This oil has a dual role serves as a preservative and has a healing calming effect. Sleep hot oil in small containers or jars and allow to cool slightly. The jars in which you pour marigold ointment is not of transparent, from stained glass. But the best would be to select an appropriate plastic box of cosmetics products. Seal and keep your cream of marigold in a cool place.
Homemade marigold ointment – easy recipe
- 50 fresh marigold flower,
- 4 tablespoons of lard.
Chop up petals of calendula and with gentle agitation fry in hot fat until they wilt. Let stand for one day and then again a little warm and strain through cheesecloth in small glass jars. When marigold ointment cools glass jars, close, and store in a cool place. Apply salve on the sore and inflamed place.
How to use marigold ointment for face
Marigold is a medicinal plant, can be found in various forms, like tea, oil, and is widely used in natural cosmetics. Marigold ointment is most commonly used for skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, seborrhea, skin infections caused by bacteria, viruses or various fungus. Very often is used in cosmetics because it reduces pores, removes pimples, spots on the skin and reduces the appearance of purulent acne scars and visibility.
Recipe for Calendula ointment – ingredients
- 300 ml of boiling water,
- 15 g of dried petals,
- 60 ml of an emulsifier,
- 15 ml of glycerine,
- 4 drops of tincture of benzoin,
- 5 drops of calendula.
Pour petals with hot water procural. Cover the bowl and leave for a while to cool down. Then put the emulsifier and glycerin in a bowl over a bowl of water that is slowly cooked – steam and mix until everything is melted for about 10 minutes. Move from heat and add 150 milliliters tincture of calendula, tincture of benzoin and oil of calendula. Stir well until the fine is not cool, sleep healing calendula ointment in small jars and close them well. This is an excellent mild cream and matches all skin types.
Salve of calendula for hemorrhoids and varicose
A medicinal marigold ointment is an effective tool against varicose veins. This balm is useful for inflamed veins that have or do not have the wound. To prepare the cream of marigold is necessary to finely chopped 4 hands calendula, namely flowers, leaves and stems, and 500 grams of fat quality that will heat up the strongest and add chopped marigold . Mixes well and remove from heat when boiled. Bowl cover and leave it overnight at room temperature. The next day, heat the mixture goods that can drain. Ointment of calendula to treat varicose veins in an appropriate container.
You can use it on a daily basis by the rub on the affected area several times a day. The best effect will be achieved if combined marigold cream and horse-chestnut, so what will the affected area first smeared marigold ointment, and after a few minutes when absorbed balm of horse-chestnut. In this way, you will achieve a more intensive treatment, which proved to be extremely practical .
Marigold ointment during pregnancy
Marigold ointment is completely natural and is recommended for the dry and sensitive skin. No contraindications, but are common allergies in people who are allergic to ragweed. In pregnant women should be cautious when oral administration – tea and other preparations, but local ointment of calendula mainly be used.
However, do not do this on your own, you are advised to further inform your doctor. Not used in combination with a barbiturate. Marigold cream allows the skin to breathe and do not close the pores. Can be applied in children. The cream you can apply several times a day. The ointment of calendula is an excellent anti-scald arising from the sun.