Calendula mother tincture


Marigold is part of that category of herbaceous composites that can be both annual and perennial: in most cases, it is a plant that is grown with a clear phytotherapeutic goal, since it has numerous beneficial properties, but is often also stored as ornamental plant.

It is a species that produces flowers with a characteristic yellow or yellow-orange color.

It is exactly the flowering tops that contain all those active ingredients that allow them to find a wide use in the herbal and phytotherapeutic field.

The calendula, in fact, is exploited for the preparation and production of a large number of medicinal products, both those for external use or those that fall more in the cosmetic field, such as detergents or preparations that guarantee better personal hygiene.

When using

When used for internal use, calendula (in the form of mother tincture and, in some cases, also as a glycerine macerate) is extremely useful for the treatment of all those disorders that modify the menstrual cycle.

The mother tincture of calendula, in fact, proves to be particularly effective, since it manages to increase limited menstruation and, on the contrary, to slow down excessively abundant ones.

This mother tincture can also be usefully exploited as an excellent immunostimulant.

As for external use, however, the mother tincture of calendula it can be usefully used as a sort of anti-inflammatory that acts only locally, but it is also an excellent anti-reddening, since its remarkable concentration of active ingredients allows you to enjoy numerous beneficial properties on many ailments that affect the skin (among which we must emphasize the particular effectiveness against acne and chilblains).

There mother tincture of calendula it is also often used for all those treatments that have as their object redness or inflamed areas of the skin, deriving from any type of disorder.

It is a natural remedy that, in most cases, can be tolerated without particular problems by the mucous membranes and, for this reason, the mother tincture of calendula is also often used for the treatment of diaper rashes, which often occur during early childhood.

The extract of fresh marigold leaves and flowers also allows it to perform a significant anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing action.

Due to the considerable concentration of carotenes inside it, calendula also proves to be able to perform an excellent protective action against the sun's rays.

Returning to the subject of internal use, we must underline how the mother tincture of calendula is used quite frequently for the treatment of all those ailments that affect the female genital system.

The mother tincture of calendula also allows you to perform a calming action, since it manages to heal with an excellent level of speed, both cuts and cracks that affect the lower and upper limbs.

How to use

In the event that the mother tincture of calendula is used for internal use, about thirty or forty drops must be poured into a glass of water, for a method of administration equal to three times during the day.

When, on the other hand, it is exploited with an external use, it is advisable to use a 20% concentrated solution to be poured into sterile water.

It is important to remember that the mother tincture can also be used to carry out a disinfectant action on the umbilical cord of newborns, instead of using many other disinfectants.

In the latter case, simply insert a cotton swab inside the calendula mother tincture and then slide it on the stump.

We must remember how the mother tincture of calendula can also be usefully used after having diluted it in 500 ml of water.

Calendula mother tincture: After childbirth

The mother tincture of calendula is now used quite frequently as a real intimate cleanser to be used after childbirth.

It is, in fact, a herbal preparation that allows you to disinfect the intimate parts in the best way and does not present any type of side effect for such a situation.

Therefore, we can consider the mother tincture of calendula a herbal product that every woman and mother should always have at home.

Also in this case, the mother tincture of calendula must be used as an intimate cleanser, after having diluted about thirty drops of the preparation in half a glass of water, and then rinsing (with which you can use the same dosage that is implemented to treat diaper rash).

Finally, we can certainly say how the mother tincture of calendula is a product that truly adapts to become extremely useful in a large number of occasions.

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Calendula, a virtuous flower

When I think of a virtuous flower, full of health properties, I visualize it in my mind calendula officinalis.
For me, this plant is capable, even on the grayest days, of emanating that luminous energy capable of lighting up the orange meadows, competing with the sunsets that are expressed at the end of the evening.

calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis, etymology

There calendula officinalis it is a herbaceous plant yearly and sometimes biennial of the family of compositae-asteraceae which lives spontaneously in the meadows, throughout the Italian territory.
The name of this plant refers to the Latin word calendae which means "first day of the month" for its flowering from early spring to late autumn, for each month, based on the temperature of the season and then perhaps because it has beneficial effects on the menstrual flow that affects the woman every month.

calendula officinalis

The flower, origins

The marigold plant has uncertain origins even though it is thought to be native to the Mediterranean and Iran, although it is known that marigold was already known by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, while in Indian culture, marigold flowers were used to create wreaths that were used to crown the deities.

The natural barometer marigold

The marigold plant is also a natural barometer as it signals the increase of humidity in the air with the closure of the ligules of the flower heads, to protect the flowers in bad weather.

marigold in the vegetable garden

Description and cultivation of calendula

The marigold plant shows up with stem branched and open e leaves slightly thick and lanceolate, a little sticky to the touch, light green in color.
His flowers ligulates, collected in flower heads, are similar to daisies, but are of a more or less intense yellow and orange color and can be simple or double.
Marigold can be grown in the garden as an ornamental in full sun also with function of repel pests, but let's also sow it in the garden where we can associate it for the benefit of tomatoes, beans, peas, cabbage and cucumbers.

calendula officinalis

The properties of marigold flowers

Marigold flowers are used fresh or dried for their high power healing is soothing in the treatment of injuries such as sores, wounds and burns (in ointment). Then they are used as an anti inflammatory, to treat coughs, colds, stomach ulcers and colitis.
Calendula is a friend of women and is used as calming and regulator in the cycle painful menstrual (decoction), in fact in popular culture this plant is linked to monthly cycles and to the sun. Calendula is also useful in case of irritability and nervous exhaustion caused by wound pain and how purifying the blood.

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The essential oil of calendula, the mother tincture and the hydroalcoholic extract

The marigold also contains a essential oilwith activity antifungal, antimicrobial and antiviral.

The plant contains carotenoids, flavonoids, the bitter principle calendina, tannins, resins, mucilage, vitamin C and much more.

The mother tincture of calendula it is used for internal use, in dysfunctions of the female genital system, as favors is regulates the cycle, soothing menstrual pains and also how normalizer of both low and heavy menstruation.

For external use, the mother tincture of calendula soothes is heals skin lesions, small sores, insect bites, burns, wounds, redness, skin irritations, mouth ulcers, gingivitis. It is also used to heal i birth points and the fissures at the breast of the nursing mother.

The hydroalcoholic extract of calendula has panti-inflammatory properties is decongestants, especially at the level of the oropharyngeal mucosa, due to the mucilage. For this motovo is useful in case of gastritis, colitis, ulcers and all inflammation of the internal tissues.

calendula officinalis

Calendula in cosmetics

Calendula is used in cosmetics to soothe and purify dry, reddened skin and in intimate hygiene products, especially soothing washes.
Calendula creams they usually have a yellowish color, this is because calendula also has dyeing properties, in fact from the petals a food coloring is extracted which was once used instead of saffron.

marigold flowers and seeds

Calendula in the kitchen

Fresh flowers marigold are excellent in herbal teas and salads (where young leaves can also be used), then in soups, risottos (for the coloring power of the flowers) and even as a decoration.
The flavor of the flower is spicy and reminiscent of saffron. The texture of the petals is plastic and smooth.
Flowers like the plant contain carotenoids, flavonoids, essential oil, mucilage and vitamin C.

The petals of the marigold are decorative and I also use them on my sweets.

cupcakes glazed with marigold petals

A recipe book with wild flowers and herbs

If you like the cook with wild flowers and herbs buy mine book and ebook titled: I love flowers and experiment with my recipes. You will also find plant cards, scientific research on the antioxidant powers of wild herbs and flowers and many other curiosities. (The recipes can also be made without flowers and herbs using vegetables from the garden, so you can write to me for replacements).
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Message from the marigold flower

"We cannot force someone to listen to a message they are not ready to receive, but never underestimate the power of a seed."

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Properties and active ingredients

Among the active ingredients of the calendula there are flavonoids, carotenoids, tannins, sterols, triterpenes and essential oil consisting of over 45 substances.

There calendula has anti-inflammatory properties, in fact, it acts well on mucosal irritations and is indicated in case of gastritis, colitis, ulcers and other pathologies affecting the internal organs. It can also be useful for relieving sunburn, wounds, redness and skin irritation, as well as gum inflammation and mouth ulcers.

Used in the form of tincture you hate macerated, the calendula it also has aantispasmodic action and for this reason it is used to relieve menstrual and abdominal pain. Not only. Many women use it to balance some dysfunctions of the genital system, to increase poor menstrual flow or decrease too abundant.

Podemos añadir unas gotas (con tres será suficiente) a nuestras infusiones or simply in a vase of agua and tomarlo three veces al día para mejorar infecciones internas de garganta, urina, sangre, respiratorias, pulmonares ...

Por vía externa, or incorporada as an ingredient in cremas y jabones, podemos utilizar este Natural Remedy to eliminate manchas, desinfectar heridas y cicatrizarlas.

En general, podemos aprovechar sus infinitas aplicaciones buying jabones, geles and including pasta de dientes que incorporen this especie botánica.

Existen muchísimos productos that contain calendulin, which is on the principal active principle and which in the form of tinturas logramos concentrar al máximo.

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Calendula mother tincture: properties, uses and where to find it

Have you ever used the mother tincture of calendula? There calendula is a yellow-orange flower rich in beneficial substances which for this reason is used in herbal medicine for the preparation of numerous natural remedies.

There tincture it's a hydroalcoholic liquid extract (ie composed of alcohol and distilled or mineral water) obtained from medicinal plants among which we find the calendula. Other plants suitable for the preparation of a mother tincture are arnica, echinacea and lavender.

Properties of calendula mother tincture

The mother tincture of calendula is prepared from the flowers of Calendula Officinalis. This medicinal plant is renowned above all for its antispasmodic properties, for its ability to calm pain and for its estrogenic action.

There most important feature of the mother tincture of calendula is its ability to retain all the beneficial properties of this plant. For its preparation, the flowering tops of the marigold are used. To the mother tincture of calendula are applied all the properties that are attributed by the scientific literature to the flower itself.

Between main properties of calendula and calendula mother tincture we find the soothing, decongestant and antispasmodic properties. It also presents anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous properties, that is able to reduce edema and swelling. This property is mainly exploited at the level of the oral mucosa. Finally, the mother tincture of calendula has soothing and healing properties, which make it useful in applications on the skin for external use.

Uses of calendula mother tincture

One of the most frequent uses of calendula mother tincture concerns the regulation of the menstrual cycle. The estrogenic action of the mother tincture of calendula and its antispasmodic properties help both to regulate the menstrual cycle and to soothe pain.

The use of calendula mother tincture is recommended in case of inflammatory problems of the digestive system which can relate to ulcers, colitis and gastritis. The mother tincture of calendula also has sedative properties that can be useful in the case of gastritis.

L'taking the mother tincture of calendula it can vary depending on the problem you need to take care of. Therefore it is very important that you consult your trusted pharmacist or herbalist to know the correct way to take the calendula mother tincture according to your needs.

For promote the absorption of the mother tincture of calendula, pure or diluted, it is important to hold the liquid under the tongue for a few moments before swallowing. Usually the mother tincture of calendula is taken in diluted form, for example 50 drops in a glass of water.

The mother tincture of calendula is also used for external use for the treatment of certain skin problems, for example if help is needed to heal skin sores. Also for external use the mother tincture is used diluted and is thus used to make compresses.

It is also used in the mouth to help heal ulcers and gingivitis. It is also useful for external use during breastfeeding, for the treatment of breast fissures. Finally, the mother tincture of calendula it is always used diluted in water to make gargling and rinses useful in case of inflammation of the throat and mouth.

Contraindications of calendula mother tincture

The mother tincture of calendula it has no particular contraindications if not that of an allergy or hypersensitivity to this plant. The alcohol in the mother tincture is diluted in water and therefore is harmless.

Where to find calendula mother tincture

You can find the mother tincture of calendula in herbal medicine and in pharmacies that make preparations of herbal products or that deal with their sale. The mother tincture of calendula is also found in some natural product stores, even in online shops. If you are an expert in the preparation of herbal tinctures, you could try making your own calendula mother tincture following ours instructions for the preparation of a mother tincture.

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Calendula mother tincture

Precisely for this reason, it is very difficult to find marigold plants in the wild, since most of the species are cultivated.

This plant is certainly part of the polymorphic genus, without forgetting how the marigold is characterized by being able to count on a branched habit, but also on extremely robust and striated stems, with a height that is between 30 and 60 centimeters.

Among the most important characteristics of the calendula plant we certainly find the alternate and sessile leaves, with a particularly rounded and lanceolate shape.

It is precisely because of the active ingredients that are extracted from the marigold plant, that this species is so sought after, since marigold flowers can be used for a large number of uses.

In fact, calendula is characterized by being able to guarantee various properties that can be useful to the human body, such as the anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, healing, refreshing and emollient one.

Therefore, calendula is used precisely for the production of products for external use, such as creams or ointments, which refer to the area of ​​detergency and personal hygiene.

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