Other Name - Marigold Oil
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
Main Constituents : Tagetone,D Limonone , Ocimene
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.