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Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris)

Fresh Toxic

Marsh marigold


Skin-irritating, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, liver-active

Areas of application:

Homeopathy: ringworm, whooping cough, menstrual pain

Plant parts used:

Leaves, buds

Collection time:

April May

To find:

In damp, swampy places, near springs and ponds and on the edges of streams.


Saponins, flavonoids, carotene, choline, chlorophyll, anemonin


Dried leaves are no longer poisonous, they are helpful in tea form for liver and gallbladder problems, and they used to be a remedy for jaundice.

The marsh marigold is an introductory plant that helps the body get the most out of less food or fewer ingredients.

The plant should always be used in small quantities!!! If overdosed, it can irritate the stomach and intestinal lining.

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