Calendula has been in demand among gardeners for many decades. This sunny flower is difficult to confuse with other plants. But not everyone knows that calendula can be used in traditional medicine. And certainly even fewer people know what calendula helps from.
What medicinal properties does calendula have?
Due to its rather rich composition, calendula has long been recognized as a medicinal plant. It is also noteworthy that the ratio of nutrients is optimal for getting rid of some health problems.
There is a whole list of positive properties of calendula:
- Acceleration of metabolism.
- The ability to eliminate toxins.
- Antibacterial properties. In particular, calendula is capable of inhibiting staphylococci and streptococci.
- Reducing inflammation.
- Excellent healing properties both on the surface of the skin and on the internal organs.
- Sedative effect.
- Restoration of the correct outflow of bile.
- Treatment of diseases of the genitourinary system.
- Decrease in blood pressure and normalization of the heart.
And this list is not final. Calendula is considered quite popular in cosmetology for skin problems.
Calendula in gynecology
In addition to the therapeutic effect, calendula is a popular treatment for the following gynecological diseases:
- Cervical erosion.
- Relief of the condition with menopause.
- Heavy menstruation.
- Fungal lesions of the genitourinary system.
- Violations of the microflora of the vagina.
Both calendula decoctions and ointments with tinctures are used.
Calendula for face
Calendula has been used for facial care for quite some time now. With the advent of advanced care products, these orange flowers have not lost their popularity. The main beneficial properties of calendula for the face are:
When adding calendula to the cream, a decrease in the depth of mimic wrinkles and a reduction in their appearance is observed. Most often it can be seen in the composition of calendula extract. But you can also make calendula ointment at home. It can be used to treat redness and acne.
Decoctions on calendula are well used to strengthen and restore hair.
How to make a tincture of calendula
There are 2 ways to make calendula tincture. There is an option for creating an alcoholic infusion, or you can make a tincture in water.
Calendula, infused with alcohol, helps with colds, high blood pressure. It also promotes faster wound healing. In order to prepare a tincture of calendula, you need to take a glass jar and fill it tightly with the flowers of this medicinal plant. The remaining free space must be filled with vodka. Before you strain the infusion, you must keep it in a dark place for 2 weeks.
Infusion of calendula on water can provide significant help with coughs and sore throats, and also helps to normalize sleep and general calmness. You need to take 1 tsp. dried plant and pour a glass of boiling water. After that, you need to wait until the broth has completely cooled down and drain. Then it can be applied according to the recommendations depending on the problem.
Like any other medicinal plant, calendula has contraindications. Although there are quite a few of them, their knowledge will help to avoid health problems:
- Decreased heart rate.