MARIGOLD (Calendula officinalis) AND THORN (Xanthium spinosum) – DIFFERENT BUT WITH THE SAME GOOD EFFECT
MARIGOLD (Calendula officinalis)
Also known as Calendula, it is currently one of the most popular herbs in Europe. It is appreciated especially as a drainer and liver protector, vascular and general anti-inflammatory (hence its usage in varicose veins and thrombophlebitis), antitumor -light. External, marigold is good for everything, being used to treat wounds, varicose veins, infections and inflammations of the skin, acne, complexion and various skin irritations.
INTERNAL: anti-edematous, antiseptic -light, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, choleretic, cholagogue, hepatic drainer, patron of epithelial, lowers cholesterol, liver tonic.
EXTERNAL: hypoallergenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anti-candidiasis, antitumor, anti-itch -weak, healing, general antiseptic, anti-trichomoniasis.
INTERNAL: – hepatitis, post-hepatic cirrhosis original – dyskinesias bile, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis – gastritis, ulcer (adjuvant), intestinal inflammation – phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins (use externally also – cataplasm) – fibroids and adenofibroame (adjuvant; and external use -cataplasme) – high cholesterol (adjuvant; it combines well with artichokes).
EXTERNAL: allergic rash, varicose ulcers, tumors, skin cancer (adjuvant), scars, chleoide scars (adjuvant), wounds, various skin diseases, acne.
PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION
INTERNAL: Sublingual – 1 g finely ground powder, 3-4 times per day. It takes 15 minutes and then swallow with water. Macerate – 3 cups per day: leave to soak for 6-8 hours a teaspoon of powder in a cup of water and then filter it.
EXTERNAL: Marigold cataplasm – 1 spoonful of marigold powder is added in a pot and mixed with water in a vessel until is formed a paste. This paste is wrapped in a thin gauze and applied on the affected area for at least one hour.
THE THORN (Xanthium spinosum)
The Thorn is a plant with a impressive capacity to adapt that resists both to drought, strong winds and low temperatures. It is spread over a very large geographical area – from North Africa to Europe and Asia. Its exceptional quality, which pulled it out of anonymity, is to heal blazingly fast prostate diseases, particularly prostate adenoma. Its pharmaceutical effects are far more complex, below enumerations being incomplete, other researchs being ongoing.
INTERNAL: anti-inflammatory –general-medium, prostate anti-inflammatory -strong, antiseptic –medium (acts more over coli and selected and Proteus vulgaris), antitumor -medium, diuretic -strong, favors crushing and removing of gallstones, febrifuge -good.
INTERNAL: – prostate and prostate adenoma – combined infusion – nephritis, cystitis (especially those coli and Proteus vulgaris), kidney stones – combined infusion. Greater effects are obtained by the association with juniper tincture – genital and prostate cancer (adjuvant) – powder – febrile illness – combined infusion. The effect is stronger if combined in equal proportion with Mint (Mentha viridis) – adjuvanted in rabies and cholera – powder – hyperthyroidism (adjuvant) – powder – cholelithiasis (especially micro-stones) – associate in equal proportions with Artichoke (Cinar scolymus) and birch leaves (Betula alba). Take a teaspoon of this mixture powder 4 times per day on an empty stomach.
PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION
The powder – the plant is finely ground plant electric coffee grinder is sieved through a white flour sifter. Take, usually, a teaspoon 4 times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then swallowed with water. The powder can not be held longer than 10 days because it alters its properties.
Combined infusion – 1 teaspoon of dry crushed aerial parts allow to soak in a half cup of water from evening to morning, when it is filtered; then macerated is saved, and the remaining powder is scalded with a half a cup of water, then leave to infuse for half an hour, then filtered and allowed to cool; combine the two extracts. Consume 2-3 cups per day on an empty stomach.
NOTES: in hypertension and diseases where massive fluid intake is contraindicated, instead of combined infusion is recommended the thorn powder.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: None known.