Calendula Contraindications and Prescriptions
The flower of calendula, or nail, is very easy to recognize among other representatives of the flora, it stands out with a bright orange coloration and petals, similar to the rays of the sun.
What is this miracle - a flower of calendula? Contraindications to recipes from calendula are insignificant, concern basically internal application and ointments, as for some people this plant is an allergen.
In folk medicine, the calendula has been very popular since ancient times. Calendula treatment brings stunning results for many diseases, because there are a lot of vitamin C in the leaves of the marigolds, organic acids, including salicylic( aspirin), and in flowers - carotene, phytohormones, phytoncides, enzymes, there is an essential oil. Preparing preparations from calendula is not very difficult, but it should be remembered that to use almost all medicines, including those where calendula is used, contraindications are often encountered.
Infusion: one tablespoon of flowers is poured with one glass of boiling water, necessarily heated on a water bath with stirring for 5 minutes, cool. Take sips.
Homemade infusions of marigolds are cooked in small quantities, for two days, and stored in a refrigerator. It is used for the treatment of digestion and cardiovascular system, with inflammatory processes.
The flowers of marigolds were brewed as tea and used for hypertension, heart diseases, dyspnea and edemas.
Teas: 5-6 flowers pour a glass of boiling water, be sure to insist thirty minutes. With a cold, flu, cough, they drink hot with the addition of honey, with cranberries, raspberries - big sips.
When coughing attacks take under the tongue three to four times in one day a piece of sugar with ten drops of tincture or strong decoction of marigold.
Tincture 1: 100 grams of flowers pour a half liter of ethyl alcohol 70 degrees, close tightly, insist at room temperature for two weeks in a dark place, always periodically shaking, then filter and squeeze. Store in a sealed container of dark glass. Calendula, the contraindication of which in this case applies to people with high blood pressure, is taken in drops as directed by the doctor.
Tincture 2: dry marigold flowers( 10 g) and peppermint( 5 grams) pour 200 g of water, boil for five minutes, be sure to cool, strain, add all the necessary sugar to taste and 200 ml of vodka.
Alcohol tincture is used for colitis, gastritis and gastric and intestinal ulcers.
Oil: Calendula( flowers) - 80 grams, rosehip( namely fruits) - 20 grams pour vegetable oil( 0.6 l) and insist on a water bath for an hour, then soak for at least two weeks at room temperature, remembering to periodically shake.
This means can cure such an unpleasant phenomenon as cracking on the nipples of lactating women. Good for eczema, scars, bruises. Oil is effective in the treatment of varicose veins, bedsores and ulcers on the legs.
Ointment 1: 50 g of crushed flowers of marigold mixed with two hundred grams of melted inner lard. In a water bath, always stirring constantly, bring to a homogeneous consistency, storage in the refrigerator.
Ointment 2: melt 250 grams of inner lard "mesh", pour a glass of calendula( leaves, flowers).When the fat foams, mix, remove from heat, insist twelve hours, then add 20 g of beeswax, warm, strain. Keep the ointment in the refrigerator. You can make candles.
Calendula ointment is used externally for the treatment of wounds and skin lesions, as it restores tissues, prevents inflammation, has bactericidal properties. An ointment for daily skin care and irritation removal is irreplaceable, men use it after shaving. It is suitable for the care of baby skin, it removes diaper rash well.
Calendula in gynecology
The decoction of calendula inflorescence is widely used in the treatment of gynecological diseases - with bleeding of the uterus, for the prevention of miscarriages in pregnant women. Juice from flowers is considered an effective tool in the treatment of neuroses and menopause, erosion of the cervix, trichomonas colpitis, whites.
Calendula, contraindications to the use of which is wide enough, should not be used without consulting a doctor.
Calendula is not recommended to combine with herbs that have a soothing effect, as it enhances this property. These plants include valerian, catnip, pepper, celery and others.
Despite the fact that calendula is a weak allergen, in people who react to plants of the family of Compositae, for example, chamomile, daisies, chrysanthemums and others, it can give skin reactions - itching, dermatitis and so on. It is advisable to make a test for the reaction on the skin before applying calendula.