Infusions of marigold petals are suitable for helping support eczema, acne, blemishes, scarring, blisters and burns. It's especially good for sensitive skin and can be used professionally to help support dermatological problems. The herbal oil and in... More Info continues below.
Infusions of marigold petals are suitable for helping support eczema, acne, blemishes, scarring, blisters and burns. It's especially good for sensitive skin and can be used professionally to help support dermatological problems. The herbal oil and infusion will gently condition aging skin, helping to reduce wrinkles while marigold petals, pounded with warm wheat germ oil, is a rejuvenating supportive for small blemishes, scars and thread veins. The infusion also makes a conditioning hair rinse, giving golden red hues to fair hair.
General Herb Information
Marigold Calendula officinalis L.
Souci des jardins (French); Ringelblume (German); calendola (Italian); caléndula (Spanish).
Description: Marigold is an annual or biennial aromatic herb with soft glandular leaves and attractive yellow or orange flower heads.
Origin: Central, eastern and southern Europe; a popular garden plant and cut flower. Raw material comes from eastern Europe and North Africa (Egypt).
Parts Used: Flower heads (Calendulae flos) or volatile oil. The product is sometimes specified as petals only (Calendulae flos sine calyce) or flower heads (Calendulae flos cum calyce).
Uses and Properties: The product is mainly used for external and local application to help support wounds, burns, dry skin, eczema, oral thrush and haemorrhoids. Taken internally, it has anti-inflammatory and spasmolytic effects and is effective against inflammation of the mouth and throat. It is also thought to improve digestion, help stimulate bile production, rejuvenate gastric ulcers and regulate menstrual disorders. The dried flowers are included in herbal teas to improve their appearance.
Active Ingredients: The main compounds are up to 0.8% flavonoids (O-glycosides of quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin), together with several bisdesmosidic and monodesmosidic saponins (up to 10%) and hydroxylated and esterified triterpenes (taraxasterol, faradiol, helianthriol). The essential oil contains mainly sesquiterpenoids (cadinol, alpha-ionone, beta-ionone and many others). Also present are coumarins (scopoletin), carotenoids, and polysaccharides.
Health Effects: The saponins, triterpenes and flavonoids appear to be responsible for the wound-mending effects as they show anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Extracts are also known to stimulate the development of granulation tissue, and show immune stimulant and estrogenic properties.
Notes: The leaves and petals are edible but marigold extracts should not be taken at high doses or for prolonged periods.
Status: Pharm.; Comm. E+; ESCOP 1; WHO 2.
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Apply Bianca Rosa cream morning and evenings, or as directed by a health care practitioner. On a moist cotton wool pad or with the fingertips, apply to the desired area of the body. Massage onto thoroughly cleansed skin with a gentle circular motion.
Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose.
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