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Martina Feichter

Martina Feichter studied biology in Innsbruck with an optional subject in pharmacy and also immersed herself in the world of medicinal plants. From there it was not far to other medical topics that still captivate her today. She trained as a journalist at the Axel Springer Academy in Hamburg and has been working for lifelikeinc.com since 2007 - first as an editor and since 2012 as a freelance author.

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The marigold is a proven medicinal plant for the external treatment of skin and mucous membrane wounds. It promotes wound healing and inhibits inflammation. Read more about the marigold and its preparations such as marigold ointment: effect, use, side effects.

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What healing power is in the marigold?

Medically used are the flowers of marigold (Calendula officinalis): Their external use in inflammatory changes of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa and poorly healing wounds is medically recognized.

Important ingredients include triterpene saponins, flavonoids and essential oil. Together they exert a wound healing and anti-inflammatory effect. Studies have also described further effects for marigold: virucidal and fungicidal (virucidal and fungicidal), active against microorganisms (antimicrobial) and affecting the immune system (immune modulating).

Folk medicine mentions in addition to poorly healing wounds and mucosal inflammation in the mouth and throat, other areas of application for calendula. These include, for example, sunburn and chilblains, varicose veins, boils, eczema and hemorrhoids.

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How is the marigold applied?

The flowers of the marigold are used after separation of the flower soil: The drug therefore consists primarily of the tongue flowers and a few tubular flowers. You can make your own preparations (such as decoctions or marigold oil) or apply the medicinal plant in the form of finished medicinal products.

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