Marsh marigold
Marsh marigold


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.
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.


NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
Likely effective Effectiveness definitions
Possibly effective Effectiveness definitions
Likely ineffective Effectiveness definitions
Possibly ineffective Effectiveness definitions
Insufficient evidence Effectiveness definitions
  • 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.

Dosing & administration

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.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Marsh Marigold interacts with any medicines. Before taking Marsh Marigold, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


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. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
This monograph was last reviewed on 17/10/2023 11:00:00. Monographs are reviewed and/or updated multiple times per month and at least once per year.
Natural Medicines disclaims any responsibility related to medical consequences of using any medical product. Effort is made to ensure that the information contained in this monograph is accurate at the time it was published. Consumers and medical professionals who consult this monograph are cautioned that any medical or product related decision is the sole responsibility of the consumer and/or the health care professional. A legal License Agreement sets limitations on downloading, storing, or printing content from this Database. No reproduction of this monograph or any content from this Database is permitted without written permission from the publisher. It is unlawful to download, store, or distribute content from this site.