Calendula is one of the medicinal plants that are often used for medicinal purposes. This flower is also very much appreciated by pharmacological companies, which on its basis produce a variety of medicines and cosmetics. What is the use of flowers of marigold?
Gargling with Calendula
Healing infusions and decoctions of marigold have been treated for a long time by many diseases, not excluding colds. Rinses with such solutions helped to cope with pathogens developing in the oral cavity and throat.
Calendula is one of the most effective remedies for tonsillitis and other diseases that have developed against the background of a viral or bacterial infection.
Also, calendula is considered one of the easily accessible means. You can prepare it yourself or buy it in almost any pharmacy, literally for a penny. But the result of the treatment will not keep you waiting.
The healing properties of
Calendula is widely used due to its many healing properties. It is considered a plant antibiotic, because it has a powerful bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect. Means with its addition destroy microbes, quickly heal wounds and foci of severe inflammation.
The plant contains many unique substances that have a positive therapeutic effect on the human body and eliminate the very root cause of the disease. Of these, we can distinguish:
- essential oils;
- organic acids;
- tanning agents;
Therapeutic properties of calendula and application in folk medicine:
Calendula is considered to be practically indispensable in the treatment of diseases of ENT organs. The effectiveness of herbal medicine is proven in the treatment of:
- of pharyngitis;
- of laryngitis;
- of sinusitis;
- is an inflammation of the tonsils.
Bactericidal action helps in the shortest time to put the sick on their feet. A dry throat cough becomes much easier, a sore throat passes, it becomes easier to breathe. Symptoms of sinusitis become less pronounced, nasal breathing is restored.
How to use
It is possible and tinctures from it can gargle with tonsillitis, pharyngitis, inflammation of the tonsils. Broths and teas help strengthen the body in general, stimulate the development of their own immunity. It is now possible to wash the nasal cavity with sinusitis or a non-passing cold.
How to make calendula in pharmacies
Instructions for preparing infusions and decoctions: recipes
Prepare a medicinal product from marigold at home, with proportions is not difficult. To make infusion, you need to take a tablespoon of dried flowers, pour 200 grams of boiling water. The mixture should be left in a darkened place for half an hour or warmed in a water bath for about 10 minutes.
Such an infusion is useful to gargle and mouth cavity. It effectively affects pathogens that multiply in foci of infection. Relief usually comes after several procedures.
Decoctions with calendula are also useful. You can use such a drug in combination with a variety of herbs.
Tonsillitis is well tinctured. You can buy it at the pharmacy or make it yourself. For this, 100 grams of dried marigold flowers are poured into 100 ml of vodka or diluted alcohol. The tincture will be completely ready in 10 days. Next, a tablespoon of the product is diluted with half a glass of water, then used for rinsing.
How to make calendula infusion in oil, see in our video:
Contraindications, side effects
Calendula, like any medicine, is not allowed to all. Do not use it to people who have a history:
- diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- bronchial asthma;
- allergic pollinosis;
- individual intolerance.
It is not recommended to use it for pregnant, lactating women. It is strictly forbidden to use preparations with calendula or home remedies in combination with various sedatives.
How to procure
To have a positive effect when applying calendula as a medicine, it must be properly prepared. The plant grows on dry vacant lots in warm regions of Russia, Western Europe and Asia.
Flowers are neatly trimmed together with the top of the leaves with garden scissors, without touching only the buds that have emerged. Then carefully calendula is laid out in a dry and clean place away from sunlight and dried. It is important not to crumple or damage flowers when laying.
If there is no time for self-procurement, you can contact the nearest pharmacy. On her shelves you can find dried herbs at a very low price. Also, pharmacists can offer ready-made tinctures or flavors packaged already by filter packs.
What helps tincture of calendula, see in our video:
In what formulations is found?
Because calendula is really an effective folk remedy, it is successfully used as an active or additional component in the manufacture of medicines and drops. Calendula can be found in the following preparations:
- rotokan( inflammatory diseases of the mouth, pharynx);
- kaleflon( problems with the liver, bile ducts);
- calendula-P( an immunity-enhancing agent);
- oil, ointment, "Calendula" cream( help with bites, cuts, abrasions).
On the image preparations with calendula
Efficiency and feedback
The effectiveness of calendula is proved by many years of testing. Patients using this folk remedy noted a decrease in the severity of the symptoms of throat diseases in a short time. There is a pain in the throat, nasal breathing is facilitated. With the application of calendula for children and adults, there is an improvement in overall well-being, increase in working capacity.