Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Tagetes

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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.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Immunological[edit | edit source]

Helps fight parasitic and fungal infections.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Eases catarrh and coughs.

Skin[edit | edit source]

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

Other uses[edit | edit source]

Repels insects.

Caution[edit | edit source]

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