14. Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
- Medicinal Use: Pain Relief, Viral Issues, Fungal Problems
Marigold Plants are in gardens all over the world, likely due to their beauty. They grow in the wild too, but usually only in areas where the temperature is typically warmer. The plant is edible and therefore used in several salads across Europe, Asia, and even North America. They are one of the most effective medicinal plants we know of today.
The extract from Marigold plants has some anti-viral and anti-genotoxic properties when in vitro. We also know it to have several anti-inflammatory properties. This is likely due to the extract having methanol and ethanol. Marigolds even can be labeled as astringent in spite of the fact that they are not high in tannins.