Marigold, also known as Calendula, may beneficially affect the function of the pituitary gland (master gland) by repairing and opening it to more awareness, increasing both the speed of information gathering and hormone production. It may reduce inflammation of the brain and scalp, rid virus, and promote healthy cell growth by increasing the particle ingestion capacity of white blood cells. Marigold may help clear up brain fog, over-thinking tendencies, worry, mental stress, and confusion. It is a natural expectorant for bronchitis, whooping cough, and sore throat. Traditionally it has been used for internal ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, and topically for skin ulcerations. When prepared as a poultice (topical application)it relieves bruises, sprains, inflammation, and muscle aches.