The marigold belongs to the daisy family, it is an annual plant that is widely used in medicine. The Latin name is Calendula officinalis. Marigold blossoms are used to make medicines. Due to the relatively long flowering period, from June to October, the plant can be harvested quite often. Each plant flowers over a period of five to six days. Since the marigold is quite undemanding and insensitive, it can also be grown in Germany. The marigold has many uses in pharmacy. Poorly healing wounds, scars and other skin injuries can be treated very well with a marigold-based ointment and heal faster. But the marigold can not only be used externally, extracts obtained from it can be taken and then help with stomach and intestinal diseases. Due to their anti-inflammatory and healing effects, marigold blossoms or their extracts are found in many medicines and are even used in the food industry. Due to certain ingredients, allergic reactions to marigolds are very rare. You can make remedies from marigold blossoms yourself.
For the preparation of decoctions or ointments you need dried calendula flowers, which can be bought in the pharmacy. Coconut fat is used as a base to make ointments. Decoction for treating wounds or gargling for throat, mouth or throat infections: Pour 125 ml of boiling water over 2 teaspoons = 1.5 g of calendula flowers and then leave to infuse for ten minutes. Strain the liquid through a sieve and either gargle with it or dab or rinse the wounds with a clean linen cloth.
10 grams of marigold blossoms, if possible ray flowers and 100 grams of coconut fat. Slowly heat the coconut oil on the stove on a low level, now add the marigold blossoms and stir in, the mixture can now simmer gently for 10 minutes. Then take it off the stove and leave it covered, preferably in a dark place that children cannot reach, for 3 days. Then the mass is heated again and then carefully pressed through a clean linen cloth, cloth diapers are best suited for this. Please be careful, fat that is too hot can cause burns. The marigold ointment then obtained can be placed in jars and used as needed. Stored in a dark, cool place, the ointment will keep for up to 6 months.