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Overview Information

Marsh marigold is a plant. People use the flowering parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take marsh marigold for pain, menstrual disorders, swollen airways (bronchitis), yellowed skin (jaundice), liver disorders, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?

There isn't enough reliable information to know how marsh marigold might work. Early evidence suggests that marsh marigold might affect the immune system, but more research is needed to confirm.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Pain.
  • Cramps.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
  • Liver problems.
  • Constipation.
  • Fluid retention.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Low blood sugar.
  • Cleaning skin sores, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marsh marigold for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Fresh marsh marigold is LIKELY UNSAFE. It can cause diarrhea and severe irritation of the stomach, intestines, bladder, and kidneys. There isn't enough information to know whether the dried plant is safe to take by mouth.

When applied to the skin: Fresh marsh marigold is LIKELY UNSAFE. When marsh marigold comes in contact with the skin, it might cause blisters and burns. There isn't enough information to know whether the dried plant is safe to apply to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use marsh marigold if the plant or plant parts are fresh. The safety of the dried plant is unknown. It's best to just avoid using marsh marigold if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.



We currently have no information for MARSH MARIGOLD Interactions.



The appropriate dose of marsh marigold depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for marsh marigold. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Suszko A, Obminska-Mrukowicz B. Effects of polysaccharide fractions isolated from Caltha palustris L. on the activity of phagocytic cells & humoral immune response in mice with collagen-induced arthritis: A comparison with methotrexate. Indian J Med Res. 2017;145(2):229-236. View abstract.

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