The article deals with the healing qualities of calendula. It describes simple guidelines on how to use the herb when dealing with various health problems, such as, hepatitis, gastritis, acne, boil and many more.
- Calendula remedies should be used as anti-inflammatory remedies to treat gastritis, stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Calendula facilitates the secretion of bile. The plant is said to be of great help in case of hepatitis, inflammation of gallbladder and inflated bile ducts. Mix equal quantities of calendula blossoms, chamomile blossoms and yarrow tops, and use the mix of the herbs to make a compound tea. The tea should be used in case of digestive disorders. When dealing with renal diseases and diseases of gallbladder, you should mix 7-8 tablespoons of calendula tincture, a glass of viburnum juice and half a glass of honey, and drink the remedy.
- Remedies made of the blossoms are intended for external use, as well. Calendula infusion and decoction should be used to rinse your mouth in case of gingivitis and tonsillitis. In addition, you can mix a teaspoon of the tincture with a glass of water and use it as a mouthwash to deal with the diseases mentioned above. Moreover, these remedies can be used to treat conjunctivitis and sty.
- Calendula blossoms, tincture, emulsion, gel and fresh juice are used to treat various wounds, frostbite, burn, eruption of the skin, furuncle, acne, eczema, inflammation of eyelid, edema and lymphadenitis. Compress and bandage can be used in case of inflammation of a vein, sunburn and fungus diseases.
- In order to treat boil and wound, you can make calendula salve on your own. Pestle 5 grams of the blossoms and mix them with fresh lard, vaseline or lanolin to get the salve. You can use calendula tincture instead of the blossoms. Salve can be made using juice, as well. Juice calendula tops and mix 4-6 grams of fresh juice with 30 grams of butter. Salve can be used to deal with herpes. Put it on the inflamed vein, swollen glands, boil and furuncle. This remedy is proven to treat skin itch and inflammation. In addition, you should mix 1-2 tablespoons of calendula juice with a glass of milk or broth and drink the remedy.
The herb is widely used in veterinary medicine. It is used to produce various homeopathic remedies, as well. Blossoms are used to obtain carotenoids, which, in their turn, are used in perfumery and the production of food to color cheese and other products.