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2019 Marigold-Flowers of Respect for the Elderly (2)What is the Applications of Marigold?

Date:2019-03-08    Views:148

Marigold is rich in lutein. Lutein is a natural pigment widely existing in vegetables, flowers, fruits and some algae. It can delay the visual deterioration and blindness caused by macular degeneration in the elderly, as well as cardiovascular sclerosis, coronary heart disease and tumor diseases caused by body aging. Lutein has been extracted from marigold in the United States since 1970s. 

It was first added to chicken feed to improve the nutritional value of eggs. Lutein can also be used in cosmetics, feed, medicine, aquatic products and other industries. In the international market, the price of one gram of lutein is equivalent to one gram of gold.


1. Root

External application of the root of this plant has a good therapeutic effect on mastitis, mumps and other diseases. Internal application can treat toothache, stomatitis, pharyngitis, eye keratitis, bronchitis, whooping cough, upper respiratory tract infection and other symptoms.

2. Leaves

The leaves of this plant can be used to treat innominate swollen poison, and are often used to treat furuncle, furuncle, sore and other symptoms.

3. Inflorescence

The inflorescence of this plant can be used to treat mumps, mastalgia, cough, cold cough, infantile convulsion, headache, eye pain, dizziness, etc.

4. Flowers

Its flowers can reduce phlegm, relieve cough, clear away heat and toxic materials, etc. At the same time, they can also be made into spasmolytic, sedative, bacteriostatic, etc.

II. Effect

1. Ornamental: It has a long flowering period, large flower shape, bright colors and strong adaptability to the environment. Therefore, it is very suitable for planting in flower beds, both sides of city roads and other places for ornamental purposes, and also plays a role in beautifying the environment.

2. Eating: The flowers of this plant are edible and a very delicious delicacy. Take fresh petals and wash them, then wrap them with flour and fry them in oil. Its flowers were originally smelly, but after cooking, they will become very attractive and memorable.

3. Pigment: This plant can also extract natural yellow pigment, which can be used in food and medicine. It is used in many industries and agriculture.

These are the effects and functions of marigold. It not only has ornamental value, but also has high medicinal value. People can use it to treat diseases.

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