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