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Tagetes flowers
Tagetes (Tagetes minuta)

Tagetes oil comes from the flowers and leaves of the Tagetes minuta (Mexican marigold) plant. It has antiseptic and anti-infectious effects.

PropertiesEdit

ImmunologicalEdit

Helps fight parasitic and fungal infections.

RespiratoryEdit

Eases catarrh and coughs.

SkinEdit

Helps skin infections and promotes wound healing. Improves athlete's foot.

Other usesEdit

Repels insects.

CautionEdit

  • Don't use tagetes oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't expose skin to sunlight after using tagetes oil.
  • Tagetes oil may irritate sensitive skin