Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Aztec Marigold (African Marigold)
Botanical Name   Tagetes erecta crackerjack
System Affected   vision
Properties   rich in lutein, may improve visual acuity in those with retinal degeneration
Description   yellow, orange, or gold flowers
Origin   Central America
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    Calendula (Pot Marigold)
Botanical Name   Calendula officinalis
System Affected   skin, burns, cuts, bites/stings, ulcer
Properties   burns, cuts, bites, stings, bruises bunions antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory gingivitis ulcers External (rubbed on): skin, relief of pain & swelling from wasp/bee sting, sores
Description   flower
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Notes   external: apply directly, 2-3 Xs/day for ~ 1 week
Toxicity   triggers ragweed allergies
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    Marigold
Botanical Name   Calendula officinalis, Caltha officinalis
System Affected   eye, varicose veins, poisons, stomach, intestine
Properties   Aztec Marigold: eye, stomach English: intestine, kidney Garden: Direct application: varicose veins, chronic ulcers Flushes poison from body (perspiration) All varieties: controls insects and protect roots of other nearby plants
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Dosage   1oz powdered/1pint hot water, or 1tbl 2-3Xs/day

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