Marigold is a biennial herb of the Compositae family. Marigold flowers are mostly yellow or orange-yellow, and the flowering period is from April to September. Marigold likes to grow in mild, cool climates and is resistant to heat and cold. Marigold is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean coast.
The main pharmacological effects of the marigold extract are as follows:
1. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects
Marigold extract has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, especially against Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Its antibacterial ingredient is soluble in alcohol but not in water and works better in an alkaline environment.
2. Hypolipidemic effect
The saponins in marigold extract reduce serum cholesterol, free fatty acids, phospholipids, beta-lipoproteins, total lipids, and triglycerides.
3. Sedative effect
Marigold extract has a sedative effect on the central nervous system and reduces reflex excitability.
Secondly, the marigold extract is rich in a variety of vitamins, especially vitamin A and vitamin C, which can prevent pigmentation, improve skin radiance and elasticity, slow down aging, and avoid skin sagging and wrinkles.