Calendula mother tincture: properties, uses and where to find it

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Have you ever used calendula mother tincture? Marigold is a yellow-orange flower rich in beneficial substances which for this reason is used in herbal medicine for the preparation of numerous natural remedies.





Have you ever used the mother tincture of calendula? The calendula it is a yellow-orange flower rich in beneficial substances which for this reason is used in herbal medicine for the preparation of numerous natural remedies.

La tincture it's a hydroalcoholic liquid extract (i.e. composed of alcohol and distilled or mineral water) obtained from medicinal plants among which we find the calendula. Other plants suitable for the preparation of a mother tincture are arnica, echinacea and lavender.

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Properties of calendula mother tincture

The mother tincture of calendula is prepared starting from the flowers of Calendula Officinalis. This medicinal plant is renowned above all for its antispasmodic properties, for its ability to calm pain and for its estrogenic action.

La most important feature of the mother tincture of calendula is its ability to retain all the beneficial properties of this plant. For its preparation, the flowering tops of the marigold are used. To the mother tincture of calendula are applied all the properties that are attributed by the scientific literature to the flower itself.

Among main properties of calendula and calendula mother tincture we find the soothing, decongestant and antispasmodic properties. It also presents anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous properties, that is able to reduce edema and swelling. This property is mainly exploited at the level of the oral mucosa. Finally, the mother tincture of calendula has soothing and healing properties, which make it useful in applications on the skin for external use.

Uses of calendula mother tincture

One of the most frequent uses of calendula mother tincture concerns the regulation of the menstrual cycle. The estrogenic action of calendula mother tincture and its antispasmodic properties help both regulate the menstrual cycle and soothe pain.



The use of calendula mother tincture is recommended in case of inflammatory problems of the digestive system which can relate to ulcers, colitis and gastritis. The mother tincture of calendula also has sedative properties that can be useful in the case of gastritis.

THEtaking the mother tincture of calendula it can vary depending on the problem you need to take care of. Therefore it is very important that you consult your trusted pharmacist or herbalist to know the correct way to take the calendula mother tincture according to your needs.

favor the absorption of the mother tincture of calendula, pure or diluted, it is important to hold the liquid under the tongue for a few moments before swallowing. The mother tincture of calendula is usually taken in diluted form, for example 50 drops in a small glass of water.

The mother tincture of calendula is also used for external use for the treatment of certain skin problems, for example if help is needed to heal skin sores. Also for external use the mother tincture is used diluted and is thus used to make compresses.

It is also used in the mouth to help heal ulcers and gingivitis. It is also useful for external use during breastfeeding, for the treatment of breast fissures. Finally, the mother tincture of calendula it's used always diluted in water to make gargling and rinses useful in case of inflammation of the throat and mouth.

Contraindications of calendula mother tincture

The mother tincture of calendula it has no particular contraindications if not that of an allergy or hypersensitivity to this plant. The alcohol in the mother tincture is diluted in water and is therefore harmless.



Where to find calendula mother tincture

You can find the mother tincture of calendula in herbalist's shop and in pharmacies that make preparations of herbal products or that deal with their sale. The mother tincture of calendula is also found in some natural product stores, including online shops. If you are an expert in preparing herbal tinctures, you may want to try making your own calendula mother tincture following ours instructions for the preparation of a mother tincture.

Marta Albè

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