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MARIGOLD

(Calendula Offic.)


Cleanses, stimulates circulation and improves the healing of wounds. It is a bittersweet, salty herb that stimulates the liver, gall bladder and uterus, soothes the digestive system, supports the heart and clears infections.

PROPERTIES: anti-spasmodic, aperient, cholagogue, diaphoretic, vulnerary, anti-fungal

Marigold (Calendula offic.)
· used internally for gastric and duodenal ulcers, diarrhea and stomach cramps
· useful for fever, boils, abscesses and preventing recurring vomiting
· helps colitis, diverticulitis, hepatitis, swollen glands, menstrual problems and pelvic inflammatory disease
· externally it is useful for eczema, conjunctivitis, herpes and gingivitis
· as a general antiseptic it is combined with echinacea or goldenseal and myrrh
· good for burns and scalds to lessen scarring
· inferior in wound healing ability to arnica but much better tolerated especially if used over a long period
· athletes foot and thrush infections respond well to salve and tincture
· works well when combined with St. John’s Wort for varicose veins
· this tincture diluted with boiled water is especially suited as a compress for wounds, contusions, bruises and sprains, and has been used for festering or cancer-like sores, bedsores, ulcers and swellings
· has been used successfully in Europe for cancer

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract:
½ tsp 3 times daily.
When using salve take the tincture internally for best results.
Contra Indications: Do not use internally when pregnant.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.