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Horse Herbs #2: Marigold

The Natural Way - specialized in itching and skin complaints and the natural treatment of horses with sweet itch, mud fever and CPL. 

The cheerful marigold (Calendula officinalis) is a well-known plant from ornamental gardens, which has a wide medicinal arsenal. This plant is an annual and approx. 30-50 cm high with orange or yellow flowers and sticky stems and leaves.

In the past, the marigold was considered a weather forecaster: if its flowers were still closed at 7 o'clock in the morning, rain would come that day.

This plant has an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and cell regenerative effect. It is packed with essential oil, bitter substances, mucilages, flavonoids, saponins, carotenoids and xanthophylls.

You can use Marigold to support the following complaints:

- Wounds: stimulates the healing of all types of wounds: open wounds, cuts and abrasions, surgical wounds, festering wounds,...

- Blood: purifies the blood and stimulates circulation.

- Skin: fungi, sweet itch, mud fever, rash, wounds, dry skin, cracks,...

- Digestion: stomach and intestinal complaints (ulcers),...


How do you use Marigold on horses? You can plant a garden next to the meadow and offer them fresh or dried from the hand or mixed with the food. You can also make tea from it and mix it with the food.

For wounds and other skin conditions, such as sweet itch, you can use marigold ointment.

In short, a medicinal plant that should not be missed by your horses!


Discover our 100 % natural Zomereczeem lotion, Mok olie, CPL olie, Natuur Shampoo and OERVOER (E-book) about healthy nutrition for itch-sensitive horses HERE.


© Laura Cleirens - 2020.05.21
Last updated: 2023.12.28

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