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Marigold
A popular garden plant with bright orange or yellow flowers. Also known as pot marigold or calendula.

Functions / Benefits
Alterative (corrects disordered bodily functions). Anti-inflammatory. Antiseptic. Astringent. Anti-fungal. Antispasmodic (alleviates spasms and cramps). Detoxifying. Lymphatic deobstructant. Prevents haemorrhaging.

Indications
Sunburn. Bruises. Cuts & scratches. Stings & swellings. Swollen lymph glands, mumps. Sore throat. Pelvic congestion. Infections and inflammations in general. Athlete’s foot. Prevents period pains. Varicose veins, chapped skin and thrush.

Contraindications
None known.

Method/dose
Ingestion: Tea infusion. (Taken as often as liked).
External: Lotions, creams, and compresses for wounds and inflammations of the skin.
Gargle: Also as gargles/mouthwashes.

Note: Often sold as calendula. Be careful not to confuse with French and African marigolds, which should not be taken internally.

   
     

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