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.
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.