Surprising benefits of that yellow thing in your garden


Who knew that flowers which we thought was just for the purpose of decoration will be so beneficial for us. The skin healing property of certain species of marigold has seen its extensive use in cosmetic products. Not only that, you will be impressed to know about its health benefits and medicinal properties.

Make your marigold cream at home with these steps. Chop fresh flowers. Dry, grind and stir them in coconut oil. Heat the mixture in low temperatures. Let the mixture cool down before applying it on to your skin. Marigold can be used in following ways:

Marigold as an ointment:

For babies with diaper rash

It helps decrease symptoms like itching and swelling

It also has healing properties for sensitive skin reactions

Marigold as tea:

Marigold flowers can be dried and used to make tea. Boil water and add those dried flowers to the pot of tea before letting it steep. The tea will help you in inflammation of the intestines, expel worms, herpes and glandular swellings, hepatitis, diarrhea, liver problems.

Marigold as juice:

Use the flowers as well as stems of marigold to make juice. Add a cup of honey, carrots and apples by giving all the parts of the flower a clean wash. The heavenly flavour from the juice will be very beneficial when drunk on an empty stomach.The juice helps in weight loss, warts, scabies etc.

Marigold for menstrual cramps:

Menstrual cramps can be treated by marigold flower. It can be consumed in the form of tea or juice which will help ease digestion internally and will improve liver health. It can also be applied in the form of ointment which will reduce cramps by improving the blood flow to the painful area and lowering inflammatory responses.

Marigold as bath soak:

The bath soak can be prepared by boiling the petals in normal flame and then adding it to the warm bath water. This will be effective in healing vaginal infections, bladder infections, healing of stitches post child birth as well as haemorrhoids.

Marigold and other health benefits:

Apart from the above mentioned points marigold has uncountable benefits. Starting from sore throat, cancer, hemorrhoids, hemorrhage, conjunctivitis, sprains, gastritis marigold also treats warts, snake bites, radiation dermatitis, constipation and tuberculosis.

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