Botanical name: Calendula officinalis L. Habitat: Southern Europe
Plant parts used: flowers Active ingredients and nutrients: Essential oil, flavonoids, triterpenes, sterols, carotenoids, tannins
Therapeutic properties: For external use, marigold is suitable for the creation of creams, tinctures or compresses against acne, boils, burns and ulcers. In dermocosmesis, in fact, marigold is widely used, recommended as a nourishing and protective anti-acneic disinfectant (in eye drops and intimate cleansers). Deep localized inflammation and purulent wounds also suffer from the advantages of external marigold-based applications. Recent studies have shown that it is above all skin infections caused by staphylococci that react well to the application of preparations based on this plant.
In the gynecological field, marigold favors the regularization of the menstrual cycle, particularly in women who are anemic and subject to nervous crises; it also alleviates menstrual pain.