31 Health Benefits of Marigold Flower


Marigold flower is one of the popular flowers around the globe. Due to the aesthetic appalling shape followed by its herbal property the popularity of the marigold plant is contently rising. Marigold is the edible flower with the immense health benefits upon consumption.

Depending upon the climate the marigold plant may be annual or the perennial. Mostly the marigold is annually lasting for around four months. when the seed gets mature enough marigold plant dies.

It can attend the height of around 2.2 meters. The marigold plant has the peculiar leaves compared to other plant species.

Marigold is claimed to have several beneficial effects in soothing various ailments in the human body by Ayurveda medicine.


Table of Content

Climate Requirement

Propagation

How to Consume

Health Benefits of Marigold

1. Allergies
2. Analgesic
3. Get Rid of Warts
4. Eczema
5. Swelling
6. Insect Repellent
7. Muscle Cramps
8. Expel Worms
9. Athlete’s Feet
10. Cracked Feet’s and Hand
11. Heal Wounds
12. Oral Health
13.  Healthy Hair
14. Soothe Cough
15. Charming Skin
16. Prevent Hemorrhoids
17 Eye Health
18. Fungal Infection
19. Common Cold
20. Ear Infection
21. Antibacterial
22. Antioxidant
23. Prevent Cancer
24. Minimize Sunburn
25. Prevent Ulcer
26. Cholesterol
27. Stimulate Bile
28. Lymphagogue
29. Bee Sting
30. Genital Herpes Sores
31. Cervical Dysplasia

Side Effect

1. Allergic Reaction
2. Interaction With Medications


Climate Requirement


Marigold flower can grow in the variety of climates ranging from tropical to temperate. It is extremely tolerance to the drought. It avoids the water logged and permafrost soil.

Propagation


Prorogation is mostly done from the dried flower or by vegetative means. For vegetative propagation, the tender branch can be planted in suitable soil. 

The seed of the marigold plant can be planted few centimeters below the ground.

Normally, the germination of the seed is done in the nursery, which requires the immense care. When it attends few inches in height it is safely transferred to the suitable location.

How to Consume


The marigold flower is consumed in varieties of ways. The most peculiar ways of consuming the marigold flower are by the placing teaspoon full of flower in the boiling water and consume as the tea.

Marigold can be consumed as juice. Various other fruits can be added in the marigold to enhance the flavor such as apple and carrot. Marigold juice has the strong taste, which necessitates the addition of other juice to make it numb.

Health Benefits of Marigold


Marigold is lush with the carotenoid, which comprise of eighty percent lutein and five percent zeaxanthin (1).
  

1. Allergies


Marigolds are often used in the treatment of the allergies in several ailments in the human body (2).
  
Various types of allergy especially occurring in the upper respiratory tract such as asthma, various respiratory ailments can be prevented by the intake of the marigold.


2. Analgesic


Marigold is claimed to have the analgesic effect. The analgesic effect of the marigold is highly praised for soothing pain occurring in the various part of the human body (3).

3. Get Rid of Warts


A wart is the skin growth caused by the virus named human papillomavirus (HPV) Virus. Depending upon the place of the occurrence warts can cause demise in the aesthetic value.

Applying the petals of the five-marigold flower in the affected area until the wart gets vanishes completely. Depending on the size and shape of the wart the application methods varies (4).

Ancient Ayurveda literature strongly emphasizes the use of the marigold in treating the wart.

4. Eczema


This is the condition marked by itchy and inflamed skin in the human body. Depending on the place affected the severity of eczema varies.

Marigold is claimed to be effective in treating eczema in the different part of the human body (5).
  
Although there are many options available for the treatment of eczema but most potent of all is the marigold.


5. Swelling


Swelling can occur in the various part of the human body can create series of noisome in the human body. Application of the marigold is claimed to soothe the swelling.

The innate anti-inflammatory property of the marigold is effective in the prevention of the swelling in various part of the body.

The juice of the marigold flower can be safely applied in the various part of the human body such as eye and ear (6).

6. Insect Repellent


Marigold is the potent insect repellant. Planting the drought resistance marigold plant around the house has the potential to repeal the insect (7).
  
Various insects like the mosquito can be repelled by the plantation of the marigold. Insect-like Mosquito acts as the vector for the spread of various harmful diseases.

7. Muscle Cramps


Consuming the marigold flower helps to soothe the muscular spasms and cramps. This is due to the goodness of the marigold to induce the relaxation of the muscle (8).
  

8. Expel Worms


Intake of the marigold flower is associated with the expelling of the worms in the human body. The mild laxative property of the marigold flower is beneficial in the removal of the worms (9).

Depending on the types of the worm and the feeding method of the worm. The occurrence of the intestinal worms can create series of noisome in the human body.

9. Athlete’s Feet


Athletes feet is used to denote the fungal in the middle of the toe. This is the type of the ringworm. Application of the powder obtained from the dried flower of the marigold plant can soothe athletes feet (10).

Depending on the severity of the occurrence the application needs to be more than three times the months.

10. Cracked Feet’s and Hand


Application of the marigold flower crushed paste of power twice a day can soothe the cracks in hands and feet’s (11).

There is research pointing the demise in the occurrence of the cracked feed and application of the marigold flower.

11. Heal Wounds


The beneficial property of the marigold flower is capable of the healing wound in the human body. Due to the antiseptic property followed by the promotion of the blood vessel in the skin. Application of the marigold flower is potent in soothing the wound in the human body (12).
  

12. Oral Health


Consumption of the marigold flower and the leaves in the form of tea is beneficial in obtaining the adequate oral health. Due to the antibacterial and antifungal property of the marigold is effective in preventing various types of infection occurring in the mouth.

Drinking the marigold tea is claimed to soothe the pain in the mouth (13). 

13.  Healthy Hair


The antifungal property of the marigold followed by the healing property of the marigold is claimed to induce the attractive hair in the human body (14).
  
Rubbing the marigold flower is claimed to induce the adequate hair growth in the scalp.

14. Soothe Cough


Traditionally marigold flower is used to soothe a cough in the human body. This is due to the beneficial effect such as preventing allergies in the human body (15).
  

15. Charming Skin


The goodness of the marigold flower is effective in the prevention of the various infections occurring in the skin.

Various types of the skin inflammation and ulcer in the skin can be minimized by the application of the marigold flower.

Due to the beneficial effect of the marigold in the skin various beauty pundit around the globe emphasize the use of marigold in curing skin ailments (16).
  
Due to the humongous benefits of the marigold in obtaining the charming skin. It is often used in the various cosmetic products.

16. Prevent Hemorrhoids


Hemorrhoids are the painful inflammation in the rectum. Depending on the severity it can cause series of noisome during defecation.

The healing property of the marigold is effective in the healing of the wound in the anal region (17).
  

17 Eye Health


The goodness of the antioxidant in the marigold like the zeaxanthin and lycopene in the marigold is effective in obtaining the healthy eye (18).
  
Antioxidants are vital to prevent the damaging effect of the free radical in the cell. Chronic lack of the antioxidant in the diet increases the chance of the occurrence of the cataract in the human body.

18. Fungal Infection


The antifungal characteristic of the marigold flower is beneficial in the prevention of the fungal infection in the various part of the human body (19).
  

19. Common Cold


The intake of the marigold tea is often associated with the soothing the flu-like symptoms in the human body.

This beneficial effect is due to the boosting of the immune system, which wards off several infections in the human body. Although there is no precise medication to cure the common cold consumption of the marigold is claimed to soothe the adverse effect in the time of occurrence (20). 

20. Ear Infection


Innate goodness of the marigold like the antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory character of the marigold is effective in the prevention of the various infections occurring in the human body.

Applying the juice extracted from the marigold leaves is effective in the prevention of the ear infection. The juice needs to be applied no more than four drops (21).

21. Antibacterial


Marigold plant is widely praised for the antibacterial quality. The antibacterial quality of the marigold is effective in preventing the infection caused by the bacteria in different part of the human body (22).
  
The antibacterial property of the marigold is widely praised due to its potency.

22. Antioxidant


Marigold is lush with the goodness of the antioxidant. The antioxidant property of the marigold is effective in the prevention of the free radical damage to the cell (23).
  
Antioxidants are vital to prevent the damaging effects of the free radical in the cell. Free radical can create series of noisome in the human health.


23. Prevent Cancer


Cancer occurring in the various part of the body can be drastically minimized by the intake of the marigold. The antioxidant innate in the marigold is effective in the prevention of the infection in the human body.

Cancer like the Breast, Colon Cancer can be minimized by the intake of the marigold (24).
  

24. Minimize Sunburn


Sunburn can occur during the exposure of the skin in the dazzling heat of the sun. This can create series of noisome effect in the human health.

Application of the paste of the marigold flower is effective in soothing the sunburn in the skin (25). 

25. Prevent Ulcer


The various ailment of the digestive tract like the ulcer, which is the lesion in the stomach lining. Various ulcers like the duodenal and the gastric ulcer can be prevented by the intake of the marigold flower (26).
  

26. Cholesterol


Intake of the marigold is associated with the cleansing of the blood leading to several beneficial effects in reducing the cholesterol in the human body (27).
  

27. Stimulate Bile


Consumption of the marigold tea is often associated with the stimulation of the production of the bile. This is due to the healing property of the marigold flower which helps in the effective functioning of the digestive System (28).
  
Bile performs series of functions such as aids in the absorption of the fat. It helps in the absorption of the vitamins like A, D, E and K. Further, the bile aids in the excretion of the bilirubin which is the recycled Red Blood Cell.

28. Lymphagogue


Any compound, which helps in the synthesis of the lymph, is known as Lymphagogue. Lymph is the colorless substance, which transports the white blood cell.

Intake of the marigold is claimed to stimulate the production of lymph (29).


29. Bee Sting


A bee sting can create series of noisome in the human health. Depending on the severity of the allergic reaction the health impact varies.

Gently rubbing the marigold flower in the affected area is claimed to soothe bee sting. The pain and itching of the bee sting are prevented by the application of the marigold (30).
  

30. Genital Herpes Sores


Application of the marigold flower is effective in the prevention of the genital herpes sores in the human body (31).
  
Genital herpes is the sexually transmitted disease and the marigold is effective in soothing.

31. Cervical Dysplasia


This is the condition marked by the abnormal growth of the cell in the cervix, which lies between the uterus and the vagina.

Consumption of the marigold is claimed to soothe the occurrence of the cervical dysplasia (32).



Side Effect


Although marigold is considered to be free from the adverse side effect.

Despite the huge benefits in the human body. Pregnant and lactating women need to avoid the consumption of the marigolds.

There are claims that it induces labor in the pregnant women.

1. Allergic Reaction


There are cases of allergic reaction on the skin upon contact with the skin (33).

2. Interaction With Medications


Intake of the marigold flower interferes with the medication like the sedative medicines.


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