Library of Nature: Pot Marigold

Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis), commonly known as calendula, is renowned for its repellent properties against various vegetable garden pests. But, it also has many beneficial properties which you might be unfamiliar with. This article shares with you the numerous medicinal properties and healing benefits of Pot Marigold.

Not to confuse Pot Marigold with the common marigold, as they belong to separate genus families and are native to different regions.

If you want to make the most of this magical plant, this article is for you! Keep reading to know the virtues of Pot Marigold.

Properties and Benefits of Pot Marigold

1. Calming and Soothing Properties

One of the virtues of Pot Marigold is that it has soothing properties that heal and clean burns as well as sunburns. It can also alleviate the symptoms of other skin problems such as frostbite, light wounds, and acne. For the same reasons, it is used as an ingredient in many cosmetic products.

2. Anti-Inflammatory and Antiseptic Properties

The healing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of Pot Marigold are due to the presence of celandine, an active ingredient, which is why it is recommended in skin protection against radiation and UV rays.

Therefore, it is also beneficial in improving inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. It can also be helpful in varicose sores and ulcers.

Pot Marigold can also help with gastric inflammation. An experimental study conducted in 2015 evaluated the effects of Pot Marigold on gastric inflammation[1]. The findings showed that Pot Marigold can relieve it due to its anti-inflammatory activity. For this reason, it is also recommended for digestive system inflammation.

You can get it from a pharmacy or a certified herbal store. You can take it as an infusion or in the form of tincture.

3. Antioxidant Properties

Antioxidants such as carotenoids help our body produce vitamin A.  Pot Marigold contains carotenoids in high content, making it a beneficial plant for your skin health and overall well-being.

In addition, it is also rich in flavonoids that work as natural antioxidants and are essential to protect the body. These antioxidants not only protect the skin from the effect of UV rays and other environmental pollution but also the toxins present in many foods.

3. Analgesic Properties

Silicic acid is another active element present in Pot Marigold. Although present in small amounts, it effectively works as an analgesic and a soothing component, both internally and externally.

A 2014 study evaluated the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Pot Marigold[2]. The study proved it to be an effective herb in reducing pain and inflammation, which is why it is also effective in relieving menstrual pain. You can also take it in capsules form.

There is no doubt in the countless benefits of Pot Marigold as recent research evidence it. Make this extraordinary plant a part of your health routine and benefit from its magical properties. Do not forget to share this information with your family and friends to help them know the virtues of Pot Marigold.



[1]Colombo, Elisa, Enrico Sangiovanni, Michele D’Ambrosio, EnricaBosisio, AlexandruCiocarlan, Marco Fumagalli, Antonio Guerriero, PetruHarghel, and Mario Dell’Agli. "A bio-guided fractionation to assess the inhibitory activity of Calendula officinalis L. on the NF-κB driven transcription in human gastric epithelial cells." Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine 2015 (2015).

[2]Farahpour, Mohammad Reza. "Antioxidant activity, Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of Pot marigold hydroalcoholic extract on experimental animals." Inter. J. Pharm. Tech. Res 1 (2014): 974-4304.

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