Calendula, or as it is called in common parlance, marigolds is a small yard long annual plant from 5 to 15 cm, with yellow or orange flowers. There is a varied range of colors, from white to deep orange. Calendula flowers all summer until early September. The most useful part of the plant is collected - bright flowers. Calendula is not fanciful. It grows on sandy soils.
However calendula is not only a decorative plant. First of all, it is used as a drug, which helps to cure many diseases. The main ingredient, which is part of the flowers, is Kalenda. Besides Kalenda, some organic acids contain in the flowers (particularly malic and pentadecylic, partially - salicylic) resin, carotene. The tart flavor of the plant is caused by the presence of essential oils. Carotene is contained in the marigold, influences the color of the plant, orange flowers have twice more than whites. Calendula runs wild very seldom. For the psoriasis treatment only inflorescences are used, i.e. baskets of the plant and flowers, which are collected in the flowering period, when the basket fully blossoms. The leaves and flower stalks are not in use.
The plant is not demanding to heat, moisture, soil but it is photophilous. The wild marigold is native to Southern Europe, Southwest Asia and the Near East.
Self-treatment of psoriasis by folk remedies should not be the main and the only. Despite the safety of folk remedies on the basis of calendula, before using them you should consult with a specialist. You should not engage in self-treatment. It is very important to consult a specialist for skin diseases, dermatologist to draw more accurate diagnosis, and get relative therapy. The folk remedies for psoriasis are best used in conjunction with additional prescription medicines. Psoriasis is an infectious disease characterized by the appearance of red, overly dry spots on the skin. It is recommended to use products based on calendula for the relief of symptoms. Marigold is used in both folk and traditional medicine. In homeopathy, flowers of calendula are used for preparing tincture and ointment. When you have skin diseases it is recommended to use calendula inwardly and outwardly. In psoriasis, allergic dermatoses calendula is used as anti-toxic agent. Useful calendula properties are used in the treatment of vascular diseases, neuroses and emotional stresses. Soothing calendula effect is helpful in the treatment of the climacteric syndrome. Calendula can purify the blood, reduces inflammation in stomatitis, periodontitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis. Some supporters of the folk treatment of oncological disease affirm that calendula can help the body to cope with tumors.
Calendula tincture helps in the treatment of non-healing wounds and ulcers, acne, boils and carbuncles. The flowers are brewed and are used as an expectorant in the period of respiratory system lesions. Some types of gastritis, stomach ulcers, and liver disease are treated with decoctions and infusions, which include marigold flowers. Calendula is used to cleanse the skin from warts, corns, freckles and age spots. It's incredibly effective in body psoriasis treatment.In cosmetology calendula is considered an excellent tool for oily skin care, it can help to get rid of acne, to narrow pores and reduce sebum. It has a number of advantages over other cosmetics due to its low price, the neutrality of the product and its special healing properties to combat acne. Calendula for acne helps to get rid of darkening and scars appearing on the skin as a result of a large number of rashes. Calendula has a healing effect on wounds and disinfects them from germs, cleans the pores and restores the skin cells. At the beginning of the acne treatment, using calendula, number of acne can increase dramatically. This is due to the action of the drug when all spots begin to ripen quickly and opened. After this treatment, there are no marks of scars or any other damages on the skin.
Contraindications to the use of calendula are an individual intolerance or allergy on this plant or its components, pregnancy, heart and liver diseases. External calendula application is also contraindicated if you are hypersensitive or have a low blood pressure.
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