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Marigolds Can Brighten up Your Life With Their Various Health Benefits

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  • Marigold, also known as calendula, is traditionally used to help relieve minor burns, wounds and other skin problems. It may provide beneficial effects against cancer, UVB radiation, bursitis, body toxins and menstrual pain as well
  • The flower petals may be utilized as an herbal infusion, topical solution and eyewash. They can also be brewed into tea
  • Marigold petals add color and flavor in various dishes like stews, soups, pudding and salads. When powdered, they work well as a cheaper alternative to saffron

Marigolds (Calendula officinalis) are mainstays in gardens all over the world because of their sunny appearance. Throughout history, the marigold plant, also called calendula, has been well-utilized since the 12th century in Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Documentations of use also reach as far back as the Indian, Middle Eastern, Greek and Roman civilizations when calendula flowers were used as a dye.


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