Originated in Mexico, but introduced in Brazil a long time ago, marigold is the popular name for Tagetes patula, a herb that belongs to the Asteraceae family. In the leaves of this herb you can find several positive effects for human health and it was these benefits that made the marigold a natural remedy.

Medicinal properties and indications of marigolds

  • Analgesic;
  • Appetizer;
  • Antispasmodic;
  • Antirheumatics;
  • Antitussive;
  • Immunostimulant;
  • Laxative;
  • Purgative;
  • Sweaty;
  • Vermifuge.

Marigold is able to improve appetite while eliminating the possibility of constipation in the patient. It cures colds, coughs and bronchitis by strengthening the body’s immune system. The plant can also treat angina, uterine cramps, rheumatism, joint pain, boils, spasms and lower back pain.

How to prepare and use tea from this plant?

There are two ways to use this plant as tea, they are:

  • Infusion: With a spoon (dessert) of dried leaves and a cup of boiling water it is possible to prepare this tea which is a relief for many problems, including menstrual cramps. After mixing the ingredients, the liquid needs to be covered for 10 minutes and after the specified time, strain. Then, the patient can add honey and drink it once a day;
  • Bath: In addition to treating internal problems, marigolds are also a great natural medicine to eliminate external ailments such as gout. Thus, it is necessary to prepare a mixture with 3 tablespoons (of soup) and a liter of boiling water. After 10 minutes of infusion, the liquid will be ready to receive the areas of the body that are inflamed. After soaking, it is recommended to leave for up to 15 minutes.

General recommendations

Marigold has not yet shown negative reactions when coming into contact with the human body. However, it is important to emphasize that in the case of pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 12 years of age, the use of this plant is contraindicated, as there are still no clear results on its use in all the cases mentioned above.

Other recommendations made by Tea Benefits take into account the amount of tea ingested per day and the use of this natural medicine without prior consultation with a specialist in the problem presented. This is because, even if it is a natural element, if taken in excess it can cause serious poisoning in the patient. The other point is exactly to prevent people from becoming intoxicated or even more harmed by the indiscriminate use of tea.