Friday, 7 June 2013


Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta. 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled. 

Plant Part: Aerial parts.
Color: Pale yellow to reddish.
Yield: 1.2 - 1.4%

The Essential Oil of Tagetes is extracted from its leaves, stem, stalk and flowers by steam distillation.

Tagetes oil is used as a fragrance component in perfumes.
Tagetes oil is used as a flavor component in most major food products, including alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, frozen dairy desserts, candy, baked goods, gelatins and puddings, and condiments and relishes.

The main components are -phelandrene, limonene, b-ocimene, dihydrotagetone, tagetone and tagetenone

Health benefits:

Tagetes Essential Oil is such an anti biotic. It does not allow any biotic growth (growth of bacteria, fungi, protozoa or other parasites such as worms) in the body. It has been found very beneficial on open sores, ulcers, rotten wounds and even gangrene. In some places, it is used to clear wounds and eliminate growth of maggots in them.

Essential Oil of Tagetes is useful in stopping growth of microbes in the body and thereby protecting it from infections. In cases of infectious diseases caused by bacteria or fungi or protozoa, such as food poisoning, athlete’s foot, cholera, septic, tetanus, typhus, malaria, skin diseases, dermatitis etc., this oil can be employed in wiping out these infections and giving relief from the diseases told above.
This oil can help you get rid of the most annoying and harmful of parasites on human body such as mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bed-bugs and others. It keeps them away as well as neutralize their effects such as bites, stings etc.
This oil is lethal to bacteria called Staphylococcus bacteria .It readily affects the new born babies. Its symptoms include convulsions, extreme spasm and muscular contractions, swelling with redness, immobility of the limbs and even insanity.

Being relaxant in nature, this oil relaxes any type of spasm in the body and gives relief from spasmodic cough, diarrhea, cramps, convulsions etc.
The anti microbial, anti parasitic and anti biotic properties of the Essential Oil of Tagetes prove very effective in disinfecting the body or an area. When ingested or applied externally, it cures infections in the body. It also protects from wind borne diseases like common cold, mumps, measles, pox and others.
The Tagetes Essential Oil is lethal to insects and kills them. So, it keeps away parasitic insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, lice etc. as well as common household insects such as cockroaches, ants, white ants or termites and other such.
It sedates inflammations and irritations in the digestive system, nervous system, excretory system and neurotic system and convulsions, afflictions, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, panic and other emotional and psychological hyper reactions.

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