Scientific name: Calendula officinalis L.
Generic name: Calendulae Flos
English names: Marigold, Pot marigold, Garden marigold, Marigold florets.
Farsi names: Hamishe-bahar, Azargoon.
Arabic names: Abron.
Plant family: Asteraceae.
Organs Used: flowers.
Type of active substance: The major constituents of marigold are triterpene saponins (2-10% in dried flower heads) based on oleanolic acid (i.e. calendulosides) and flavonoids (3-O-glycosides of isorhamnetin and quercetin), including astragalin, hyperoside, isoquercitrin and rutin. Other constituents include essential oil, sesquiterpenes (e.g. caryophyllene) and triterpenes (e.g. α- and β-amyrins, lupeol and lupenone).
Marigold health benefits: Marigold is used in treatment of minor burns, allergic reactions, eczema and bruising. Marigolds are also known to have plenty of health benefits on account of their high content of antioxidants. These antioxidants are known to be effective in combating the damage that maybe caused by free radicals. The lycopene present in marigold is also known to lower the risk of heart disease and prostate cancer. One of the medicinal uses of marigolds is that it promotes the growth of both new blood vessels as well as new skin tissue and hence it is used in the healing of wounds such as burns, scrapes as well as irritated skin. Marigolds are also known to help against digestive inflammation in the form of duodenal or gastric ulcers on account of its anti-inflammatory properties. Marigold juice is very effective in healing scabies and warts.
Geographic Distribution: Marigold is originally from Egypt and spread in the Mediterranean countries. It is found worldwide, in gardens and fields and in Europe it is found only cultivated. In Iran, marigold that cultivated for medical aims.
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