Marigold is one of the most popular annuals worldwide. But, these plants are not only known for their striking colors and abundant flowers. They also have tons of uses and benefits, from health to pest control and more.
First and foremost, most types of Marigolds are incredibly easy to grow and are generally considered rapid bloomers from seed. They flower prolifically without much additional maintenance and rarely give their owners any serious trouble. Placed in the right spot and given some basic care, they will thrive from spring until fall.
In India, and particularly in Hindu ceremonies Marigold is used for ausipicious occasions like Pujas and weddings where the flower is offered to the Goddess. Its radiant hues of bright yellow and orange are considered symbolic of the sun’s energy and vitality and thus also dispel negativity.
Marigold flower botanical name is Tagetes erecta which belongs to Asteraceae family. It is known as Genda in Hindi. Members of the genus Tagetes have attractive yellow, orange, or red composite flowers that are solitary on the stems or clustered. The leaves are arranged opposite each other on the stem and are usually finely cut. Characteristic bracts (leaflike structures) form a cup-shaped base below each flower head.
Chemical Constituents –
The main chemical constituents of Marigold include limonene, ocimene, linalyl acetate, linalool, tagetone, dipalmitate, dimyristate, and hydroxy-flavones.
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• Wound Healing
Parts Used –
Marigold flowers, leaves and seeds could be used for medicinal purposes.
• Juice of marigold could be taken 10-20ml twice a day for medicinal purposes
• Powder of Marigold leaves dose is 3 to 6 gram could be taken
• Urinary tract infection
For different types of Urinary tract infection, scanty urination problem, burning sensation, powder of Marigold is very much beneficial.
• Urinary Calculi
Marigold leaves powder decoction helps in removing Urinary stones and detoxifies your kidney system by clearing toxins.
• Premenstrual Syndrome
Infusions prepared from medicinal marigold are effective in case of premenstrual pain or to regulate the menstrual cycle. For that you just need to boil 200 ml water and toss 2 teaspoon dried flowers in it. Drink 1 cup 3 times a day for maximum 15 days.
• Respiratory Diseases
Marigold seeds powder helps to remove mucus deposition from your lungs and give relief in various Respiratory Diseases like asthma, cough, sinusitis etc.
• Bleeding Disorders
Marigold fresh flowers juice is such an helping hand to stop bleeding in various Bleeding problems like Epistaxis, menorrhagia, Bleeding piles, bleeding stool in ulcerative colitis etc.
• Erectile Dysfunction
Marigold seedspowder could be helpful in Erectile dysfunction problem when taken in a dose of 3 gram with Mishri.
Marigold is very beneficial in treating acne problems. Make a paste of Marigold flower and boil it in a cup of water until it remains half. Let it cool down and then strain the water and apply paste on your acne in night time.
• Skin Problems
Its relaxing, soothing and wound-healing properties are also remarkable when dealing with sunburns, scratches, chapped lips and skin, crevasses, dermatitis, boils etc.
• Removes mosquitoes, insects
Its strong odor, antioxidant element can be used naturally to ward off mosquitoes, insects and other insects. Because of this, marigolds are planted in home gardens and are also used as extracts in candles.
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