Tagetes is steam distilled from the leaves, stalks and flowers of the African or French marigold. Some of its chemical components are tagetones, ocimene, myrcene and linalool.
Some of its therapeutic properties are anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antibiotic, anti-parasitic antiseptic, insecticide and antifungal.
It is excellent for keeping away insects and may help with chest infections and coughs by dilating the bronchi, helping the flow of mucous, thereby dislodging congestion.
USES :- IN FOOD, FLAVOUR, COSMETIC, PHARMACEUTICALS, TOBACCO AND PERFUME INDUSRTIES.
|Source||Tagetes Oil is Obtained By Steam Distillation From on Ripening of Tagetes Minuta in Himalaya|
|Color and Appearance||Light Yellow to Brown Liquid.|
|Odour||Peculier to Marry Gold Flowers.|
|Specific Gravity At||25 0.8500 to 0.9270|
|Refractive Index At||20 1.450 TO 1.500|
|Optical Rotation||+1" TO +15°|
|Acid Value||1 TO 8|
|Other Name||Marigold Oil|