Trifid Bur-marigold


Trifid Bur-marigold is an annual plant up to 30-100 cm tall. The roots are peg-shaped, strongly branched. Stems erect, with oppositely arranged branching. The leaves are oppositely arranged on short stems, divided into three parts at the base, dark green. The flowers are yellow, tubular, arranged in one inflorescence box. After flowering and fruit formation, the boxes remain dark. Fruits-wedge-shaped, compressed seeds, with one edge, inverted-ovoid, with a pointed end. The seeds are covered with teeth that point downwards. Seed 5-8mm long, 2-3mm wide. The plant blooms from June to September, the seeds ripen at the end of September.

The above-ground part of the plant is used for medicinal purposes. Trifid Bur-marigold is harvested when the plant is getting ready to bloom and at the beginning of the flowering period. Collect the upper part of the plant 10-15 cm long. Drying is carried out in well-ventilated rooms not accessible to the sun or in forced dryers, not exceeding a temperature of 45C.

Carotene, essential oil, bitter substances, vitamin C, mucilaginous substances, lactones, amines, macro and microelements have been found in Trifid Bur-marigold. Flavonoids: luteolin, isocorepsin, cinnaroside, butein, sulfuretin, sulfurein, umbelliferone, scopoletin and esculetin.

Medicinal significance

Trifid Bur-marigold has many healing properties. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties are attributed to the polyphenolic compounds present in the plant, which are made up of bitter substances.

It is beneficial to make an oil extract from the Trifid Bur-marigold, which will have a high content of carotene, which is well soluble in oil! This extract will have anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.

The healing properties of Trifid Bur-marigold are directly related to the content of ascorbic acid and manganese in the plant. The content of manganese ions affects blood production, its coagulation and the functioning of internal glands.

This plant is also effective in the treatment of various skin allergies, it is associated with the plant's choleretic properties. The plant is classified as a choleretic agent. The flavonoids and polysaccharides in the plant work together to act on the choleretic properties of the liver.

The position of the Trifid Bur-marigold has a sedative effect, lowers blood pressure, increases the amplitude of heart contraction, slightly enhances the contraction function of smooth muscle organs.

In case of a cold, Trifid Bur-marigold is used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, vitamin and anti-allergic agent.

The plant improves the metabolism, therefore the Trifid Bur-marigold is used for the treatment of diathesis, scrofula, neurodermatitis and seborrhea of the scalp. Externally, this plant is used to prepare baths and applications for the treatment of skin diseases. The plant slightly dries the damaged skin, thereby speeding up the healing process.

The alcohol extract and ointment of the Trifid Bur-marigold have been clinically studied, in which the anti-inflammatory effect of the agents and the ability to stimulate the activity of the adrenal glands were observed. Alcoholic extract and ointment were applied to psoriasis patients for 12-15 days. At the end of 1 week, the patients' skin stopped peeling, the "signs" of psoriasis began to disappear and remain paler. At the end of 2 weeks, stopped using the alcohol extract orally and continued to use only the ointment. As a result, 96% of patients experienced a resolution of their psoriasis symptoms or an improvement in their general condition, and only 4% had no success with this therapy. And by the way, no side effects were observed during the experiment.

A 90% alcohol extract of the Trifid Bur-marigold shows good results against Plasmodium falciparum (malaria).

Trifid Bur-marigold is a recognized plant in the folk medicine of various countries. In folk medicine, this plant is used as a diuretic, diaphoretic, respiratory disease, scrofula, metabolic disorder, blood disease, scabies, indigestion, toothache, as well as an anti-allergic and anti-diathesis remedy. Trifid Bur-marigold is often used as a vitamin remedy, in case of various lung diseases, skin ulcers and ulcerative colitis.

Orally, the extract of this plant should be used in case of salt deposition, rheumatism, bleeding, hypertension, nervous disorders, urticaria, as well as to improve appetite.

Bathed with a decoction of Trifid Bur-marigold to cleanse the skin of acne and make it soft. It can also be used to wash children, in case of various skin diseases, inflammations and rashes.

Various oil extracts of the plant are used in case of various hard-to-treat and non-healing skin injuries and diseases. You can also make applications from the leaves of the plant!

Not recommended for use 

Trifid Bur-marigold has not had any significant side effects, as far as being allergic to it.


Trifid Bur-marigold recipe: pour 10 g (3 tablespoons) of the drug into an enameled container and pour 200 ml of boiling water over it, heat it in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, cool it down at room temperature for 45 minutes, separate the thickness and squeeze it out. Add boiled water to the initial volume. Use 1/3-1/2 cup 3 times a day after meals, as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic agent. The product is stored in a cool place for no longer than 2 days. For the bath, take one glass of solution for every 10L.

Trifid Bur-marigold decoction: pour 200ml of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of the drug, boil for 20 minutes, then separate the pulp. Use 1 tablespoon, 2-3 times a day.

Orally use of Trifid Bur-marigold solution: pour 4 tablespoons of the drug with 5 glasses of boiling water, let it sit all night and use it ½ glass, 3-4 times a day.

Alcohol extract and ointment for the treatment of psoriasis: 20 drops, 3 times a day before meals. Psoriasis-affected areas are smeared with an ointment containing three-leaved Trifid Bur-marigold.

Directions: pour 2 tablespoons with 2 glasses of boiling water (permissible daily dose). For external use, decoctions and infusions are prepared by adding 4-5 tablespoons of the drug to 2 glasses of boiling water.

Trifid Bur-marigold decoction: pour 3 tablespoons of drug with 2 glasses of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes and then separate the thickets.

Trifid Bur-marigold extract in alcohol: a fresh, finely chopped plant is poured with vodka, in a ratio of 1:5, allowed to stand for 14 days, and then the thickets are separated.

Cosmetic significance

Trifid Bur-marigold is an ancient remedy, which was also used in Ancient Rome, when women bathed their babies to clean their skin and prevent diaper rash. Today, this plant is not forgotten and is used in the form of an extract. Fenugreek is one of the herbs that is often found in various cosmetic products, including industrial ones. However, the Trifid Bur-marigold component is popular in Northern Europe, in the West it is less common - traditionally it was more often used in Slavic culture.

Possibilities for using Trifid Bur-marigold in cosmetics are very wide, as its effect on the skin is multifaceted. The extract has pronounced antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. This is due to the fact that the surface part of the plant contains a lot of antioxidants - polyphenols, flavonoids, flavanones, carotene, lutein, ascorbic acid. In addition, the plant also contains high concentrations of coumarins, tannins and organic acids.

Trifid Bur-marigold has such a wide range of effects that it is even used in medical cosmetics to treat dermatitis, mainly of allergic origin. Trifid Bur-marigold extract also has a photoprotective effect - it protects against ultraviolet radiation and reduces sweating.

In ancient times, Trifid Bur-marigold was also used for hair toning, it gives a black shade. Today, with the development of the use of various natural products, movements and organizations, the property of this plant is coming back into fashion, and girls achieve a darker shade by rinsing their hair with decoctions and solutions.

In the name of beauty, it is also worth mentioning that the Trifid Bur-marigold has cleansing properties. The plant is able to detoxify the body when taken orally, thereby improving the condition of the skin.

First of all, the Trifid Bur-marigold is like a natural medicine for people who suffer from eczema. But don't think that this is an innovation: this property was already known in ancient China, where decoctions were added to baths and treated people with eczema.

In classical cosmetology, extracts of the sedum are used to prevent inflammation of the skin, for example, in case of rosacea. The specific ingredient is able to heal microcracks, prevent peeling of the skin and reduce inflammation, regardless of its cause.

Trifid Bur-marigold products provide excellent results in caring for hypersensitive skin that is prone to peeling and inflammation. This product can also be used to care for problematic skin that suffers from acne, pimples, seborrhea, etc

The plant is non-toxic, therefore allergic reactions and side effects rarely occur, unless there is an individual intolerance to the plant.