The marigold is a component of the Biofiton Healthy Stomach, Stomach Recovery supplements.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Marigold (Calendula officinalis L., fr. souci des jardins, ger. Ringelblume, it. Calendola, sp. calendula) – species of an annual plant belonging to the Asteraceae Dumort family. It probably comes from the Mediterranean or Iran, it is cultivated in many countries of the world and sometimes it grows from crops.

PHARMACOLOGY
Marigold flower is a medical raw material.
External use is usually made of alcoholic and oily marigold flower extracts, since the main active compounds are not soluble in water. They are administered in various skin injuries, such as injuries, wounds, ulcers, contusions and abrasions of the epidermis, as well as venous ulcers, dermatitis, anal haemorrhage, burns, post-operative wounds, frostbites, skin rashes and others.
It is also used on mucous membranes as an anti-inflammatory and bactericidal agent, against trichomonas (irrigations and tampons), and even in early cancer in consultation with an oncologist. Due to its anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties, marigold has also been used to treat conjunctivitis and eye fatigue (it is a component of some eye drops). It prevents excessive drying of the eyesight and soothes its irritation.Internally, marigold preparations are recommended for gastric and intestinal obesity, especially in chronic and refractory gastric and duodenal ulcer and in ulcerative colitis. Also in inflammation of the bile ducts caused by infection, in liver failure and impaired function after a viral inflammation or damage by poisonous compounds (eg fungal toxins). As an auxiliary and in combination with other drugs, they are administered in inoperable forms of gastric cancer, pre-cancerous conditions in the gastrointestinal tract (eg long-lasting mucositis, ulceration with bleeding, lack of improvement after other drugs), etc.

Good results of marigold flower are achieved in menstrual disorders combined with pain, general weakness, dizziness, as well as in menopausal disorders (menopause). However, it should be remembered that in some of these diseases, constant medical care and periodic monitoring of treatment progress is necessary. Scientific research empowers us to recommend marigold, in combination with other herbs, for use in general loss of strength and resistance to bacterial and viral infections as well as chronic and unresponsive medications of various internal organs, including the heart.

CHEMISTRY
Calendula flower composition: essential oil up to 0.02%, flavonoids, carotenoids, triterpene compounds (saponizides): arnidiol and faradiol, locks, resin compounds, bitterness, malic acid and others.

MORPHOLOGY
Sort
Herbaceous plant.
Stalk
Raised, richly branched, covered with soft, glandular hairs (which makes it slightly sticky to the touch), ribbed and brittle. It reaches a height of 20-50 (80) cm.
Leaves
Curly, densely set, lower broad-blade, short-legged; upper broad-shouldered, sessile, covering the stalk.
Flowers
Collected in baskets 3-5 cm wide, orange to yellow. Marginal, lingual flowers have a yellow or orange-yellow tongue, about 3-5 mm wide, in the central part about 7 mm, on the top a 3-teeth and a hairy, partly sickle-shaped, yellowish-brown or orange-brown tube with a protruding neck of a double-stigma column and sometimes with a partially bent, yellowish-brown or orange-brown ovary. Internal flowers, tubular, about 5 mm long. They are present and have a yellow, orange-red or red-violet 5-petal crown with a yellowish-brown or orange-brown tube, pubescent in the lower part, mostly with a partially bent yellowish-brown or orange-brown ovary. Baskets have a pleasant, balsamic smell.
Fruits
The fruit is a sickly bent achenes. The outer achenes are yellowish-brown, with a long straight nose, towards the center, the achenes become lighter, bent, on the spine back. The size of achene is very variable, MTS is 8 to 15 g.
Root
Pale, heavily branched.

OCCURRENCE
The origin of a marigold is unclear. The Mediterranean area or Iran is indicated, where it is found today in natural positions. In many countries of the world, it is cultivated and sometimes wild (ephemerophyte). Introduced and scattered throughout the British Isles, naturalized in the south.

BOTANY
In the European climate, marigold blooms at the turn of May and June and blooms until the end of September, with favorable weather conditions until November. Marigold fruits ripen from August to November. The flowers are sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. They close when it is dark or rain is expected.
Broken stems and leaves have a characteristic smell.
The number of chromosomes: (2n = 28, 32).

The natural habitat of marigold is uncertain, but wildflowers growing from the cultivation of calendula are most often found on wasteland, agricultural land and along roads.
The marigold attracts insects from the migratory family (Syrphidae) whose larvae serve plants by eating aphids feeding on them. Calendula flowers are attractive to bees and are pollinated by them.