Traditionally effective

Marigold

The marigold (Calendula officinalis), also known as calendula, is one of the most popular medicinal plants that has been recommended by Hildegard von Bingen and many others before and since. Historical herbals praise marigold salve as a remedy for all kinds of injuries and skin and tissue damage.

The plant is native to central, eastern and southern Europe, western Asia and the United States. It’s a perennial plant that grows to between 30 and 50 centimetres in height and has a resinous balsamic odour. The orange- or egg-yolk-coloured blossoms are used. Marigold is easy to grow in gardens in our part of the world.

It has a variety of different actions. Applied to the skin, it can be used to treat diverse localised skin infections, dry and chapped hands, nappy rash, abrasions, skin fissures etc. It promotes wound closure and speeds up the healing process. Since time immemorial marigold salves have also been used to treat vein problems, varicose veins and bedsores. The marigold was named Medicinal Plant of the Year 2009.

Our Calendulin Marigold Salve contains marigold extract. Just like our Murmelin, the salve has proven its worth for almost 40 years and is available in all pharmacies.

Tension

When your body tenses up

What a wonderful feeling it is to wake up in the morning ready to jump out of bed and seize the day. But then you feel your stiff neck.

What you need to know when you catch a cold

A mountain of used tissues, countless spoonfuls of cough syrup, copious quantities of tea, lozenges, chest rubs and hot baths spring to mind when you think about colds, don’t they?

Who hasn’t had a wart at least once in their life?

It’s mainly children and the elderly who’ll notice these small, round growths on the surface of the skin. But what causes warts and how do you get rid of them?

What causes dry skin?

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body, with a surface area of approx. 2 square metres? That’s crazy when you consider that it’s exposed to external and internal influences day in, day out.

Raw materials

Hay Flowers

Apart from the wonderful scent that the hay flower (Graminis flos) exudes, the essential oils it contains have a positive effect on the body.

Thyme

Thyme (Thymian vulgaris) belongs to the Mint family and grows to up to 50 centimetres in height. It loves sunny, dry spots, preferably rocky heaths in the Mediterranean region, although it’s also native to Austria.

Marigold

The marigold (Calendula officinalis), also known as calendula, is one of the most popular medicinal plants that has been recommended by Hildegard von Bingen and many others before and since.

Marmot

The beneficial effect of marmot oil as in old home recipes has been prized for centuries, above all in the alpine region.