From our list of ailments, see what Marigold can be used for:

  • Athletes Foot
  • Herpes
  • Ulcers
  • Varicose Veins

Natural Remedies using Marigold

Activities (Aztec Marigold) — Analgesic (f; DAV); Antibacterial (1; WOI); Bat Repellant (f; AAB); Carminative (f; WOI); Diaphoretic (f; AAB); Diuretic (f; WOI); Emmenagogue (f; WOI); Laxative (1; JFM; WOI); Nematicide (1; WOI); Stimulant (f; AAB; JFM); Vermifuge (1; JFM; WOI).

In general I recommend cultivating about 8-11 herbs that are exceptionally versatile, are available fresh for most of the year or are easy to dry. These herbs are included in List 1 in this chapter. For an average family you will not need many plants of each category: perhaps one lemon balm plant, one elderflower bush, 4-5 meadowsweet plants and a total of one square metre sown with chamomile or calendula (marigold). Many herbs, e.g. lemon balm, peppermint and calendula, can be repeatedly harvested through the season, which will encourage new growth. It is difficult to recommend a particular amount to grow, as needs will differ from family to family. As a general principle, plants that are evergreen and can be harvested all year round can be planted in small numbers, while plants that need to be dried or processed into tinctures will be required in bigger amounts.

Athletes Foot, Herpes, Ulcers, Varicose Veins

The Benefit of using Marigold as a natural cure

Indications (Aztec Marigold) — Abscess (f; AAB); Asthma (f; IED); Bacteria (1; WOI); Boil (f; WOI); Bronchosis (f; WOI); Carbuncle (f; WOI); Cold (f; AAB; IED; WOI); Colic (f; AAB; IED); Corn (2; ABS); Constipation (1; JFM); Diarrhea (f; AAB); Dysmenorrhea (f; JFM); Eczema (f; DEM); Epilepsy (f; IED); Fever (f; AAB; DAV); Flu (f; AAB; IED); Gas (f; AAB; WOI); Gastrosis (f; AAB); Hangover (f; IED); Headache (f; AAB); Hepatosis (f; JFM); Malaise (f; AAB; IED); Myalgia (f; WOI); Nephrosis (f; WOI); Nerves (f; IED); Ophthalmia (f; DAV; WOI); Otosis (f; WOI); Pain (f; AAB; DAV; WOI); Pulmonosis (f; JFM); Respirosis (f; JFM); Rheumatism (f; WOI); Sore (f; AAB; IED); Stomachache (f; JFM); Tetanus (f; JFM); Tumor (f; JLH); Ulcer (f; WOI); VD (f; JFM); Water Retention (f; WOI); Worm (1; JFM; WOI).

Activities (Burr Marigold) — Antibacterial (f; WO3); Antiinflammatory (1; WO3); Antipyretic (f; EFS); Antiseptic (1; DAA; EFS; WO3); Aperient (f; EFS; WO2); Astringent (f; EFS; PH2); Choleretic (1; PH2); Diaphoretic (f; EFS; PH2); Diuretic (f; EFS; PH2; WO2); Emmenagogue (f; EFS); Expectorant (f; WO2); Hemostat (f; EFS); Narcotic (f; EFS); Sedative (f; EFS).

Activities (Sweet-Scented Marigold) — Analgesic (1; TRA); Anesthetic (1; TRA); Antibacterial (1; TRA); Antidote, scorpion (f; JFM); Antispasmodic (1; TRA); Candidicide (1; TRA); Fungicide (1; TRA); Myorelaxant (1; TRA); Nematicide (1; TRA); Pediculicide (f; JFM).

Otherwise known as marigold, calendula is the treatment for the skin. It is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It promotes skin cell division and hence the healing of any skin injury. It is also anti-inflammatory. Calendula can be used in any situation where the skin has been broken, either through injury or disease. Its main uses include the treatment of cuts, grazes, sunburn, heat burns, insect stings, various skin rashes and nappy rash. Unless you are allergic to calendula, you can try it on virtually any skin problem except for bruising, where comfrey would be better.