Tagetes Oil


Tagetes Oil

Specifications

Type Essential
Form Liquid
Shelf Life 1 year
Specific Gravity 0.845 - 0.890 at 20°C
Optical Rotation + 2 to +10
Refractive Index 1.470 - 1.500 at 20°C

Its botanical name is Tagetes minute. It can grow up to 2.2Km tall & it has deeply divided deep green feathery leaves & has numerous yellowish orange carnation like flowers. Its leaves & flowers are good insect repellant.

Extraction : Tagetes oil is obtained by steam distillation of leaves, stalk, stem & flowers.

Properties : It has a wild, sweet, fruity almost citrus like smell & is yellow to reddish amber in color.

Components : It consists of Limonene, Ocinene, Tagetone & valeric acid.

Blending : It blends well with Clary sage, Jasmine, lavender, Lemon, Myrrh & Tangerine.

Uses :

  • It is reputed for its antiseptic properties like it can get rid of most annoying & harmful parasites on human body.
  • It can neutralize the effects of bites & stings of insects.
  • It stops growth of microbes.
  • It proves great as an antiseptic.
  • Owing to its antibiotic properties it does not allow any biotic growth in body.
  • It even clear wounds & eliminates growth of maggots in them.
  • It gives relaxation in any spasms.
  • It also acts as disinfectant as if it is ingested or applied externally it cures infections in body.
  • It also acts as insecticide.
  • It also sedates inflammation & irritation in digestive, nervous & other emotional & psychological hyper reactions.
  • It also eases congestion & treats wounds, athlete’s foot, and skin diseases.


Safety & Precautions :

  • It should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • It can cause irritations to sensitive people.

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