Marigold tea helps to ease sore throat

I recently came down with a horrible sore throat. I tried over-the-counter medications and bought a huge supply of cough drops. Nothing seemed to work, and I was uncomfortable with the potential side-effects of all the medication. A friend of mine recommended that I try organic marigold tea. Since I consider marigolds something that I plant in the seasonal pots beside my front door and not something edible, I was a little skeptical. Before I agreed to drinking marigold tea, I decided to do a bit of research. I discovered that marigold is considered an effective remedy for sore throats. Because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, it’s also used to treat gingivitis, tonsillitis and mouth ulcers. Gargling with marigold tea words to soothe the mucus membranes of the throat and eases the pain. Apparently, marigold has been used for thousands of years as a skin treatment for minor wounds, insects, calluses, stings, eczema, burns and haemorrhoids. Marigold encourages the growth of healthy new tissues and increases blood flow to the affected area. It supports collagen production to firm and strengthen the skin, hydrates dry skin and speeds up skin repair after surgery. Marigold extract was used during the First World War and the American Civil War as an antiseptic for wounds. Research has proven that a few drops of marigold extract into the inside of the ear canal can help treat bacterial ear infections and reduce pain. The marigold lessens inner-ear swelling and inflammation after just a couple of days. Marigold extract has been used in the treatment of conjunctivitis and offers all sorts of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that reduce eye infections.
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