JK7® Plant of The Month
Marigold, also known as Calendula Officinalis, is one of the most effective medicinal plants and shouldn’t be missing from any medicine cabinet. Its healing effect on digestive disorders and inflammtion have been known since the Middle Ages.
In addition to aiding digestive and inflammation disorders, Marigold has a decongestant, astringent, stimulating, antibacterial, antiseptic, blood-cleansing, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic effect. Marigold can also promote blood clotting when applied to a wound. Topically, it can also promote circulation within the skin, and improve skin tone.
Though known mostly as a topical applicant, Marigold can be ingested as either a tincture/tea or the edible flower petals eaten (for example in a salad).
Calendula officinalis grows at our Austrian JK7®SPA Retreat and is used widely in our JK7®Luxurious Natural Skin Care products.
Apply Marigold/Calendula topically to treat:
- Minor burns
- Herpes zoster
- Varicose veins
- Non-healing wounds
Ingest Marigold/Calendula to treat:
- Menstrual Discomfort
- Digestive Issues