Tagetes essential oil is extracted from Tagetes minuta (also known as Tagetes glandulifera) of the Compositae family and is also known as Marigold. The Essential Oil of Tagetes is extracted from its leaves, stem, stalk, and flowers by the process of steam distillation. The main components of this oil are limonene, ocimene, tagetone, and valeric acid.
Characterstics :- Tagetes species vary in size from 0.1 to 2.2 m tall. Most species have pinnate green leaves. Blooms naturally occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors, often with maroon highlights. Floral heads are typically (1-) to 4–6 cm diameter, generally with both ray florets and disc florets.
- The most popular historical use of Tagetes was its use as a promising insect repellant and this was the major reason for using these flowers as decorative hangings in the entrance of the homes.
- The traditional Chinese medicine used the flowers of Tagetes minuta in the treatment of cold, whooping cough, sore eyes, colic and mumps.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Tagetes Minuta|
|STATE||Flowing Viscous Liquid|
|ODOUR||musky, pungent, Fruity|
|Refractive Index @ 20°C||1.475||1.518|
|Flash Point||53 °C|
|Density @ 20°C||0.86||0.901|