Tagetes

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About

Tagetes is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Tagetes is used for digestive tract problems including poor appetite, gas, stomach pain, colic, intestinal worms, and dysentery. It is also used for coughs, colds, mumps, fluid retention, and sore eyes; and causing sweating.

Women use tagetes to start menstruation, treat sore breasts (mastitis), and protect against miscarriage.

People sometimes apply the LEAVES directly to the skin for treating sores and ulcers. The FLOWERS are used as a mosquito repellent. The JUICE of the leaves is put on the skin for treating eczema. The OIL is put on the skin for treating wound maggots.

In foods and beverages, tagetes is used as a flavor component.

In manufacturing, the oil is used as a fragrance in perfumes. The dried, ground flowers are used as chicken feed to enhance the characteristic yellow color of chicken skin and egg yolk.

How it works

Tagetes contains ingredients that might help decrease swelling (inflammation) and spasms, calm the nerves, and reduce blood pressure.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Poor appetite
Gas
Stomach pain
Colic
Intestinal worms
Dysentery
Colds
Coughs
Mumps
Fluid retention
Sore eyes
Menstrual disorders
Sore breasts
Causing sweating
Protecting against miscarriage
Maggots, when the oil is applied to the skin
Sores and ulcers, when the leaves are applied to the skin
Eczema, when the juice of the leaves is applied to the skin
As a mosquito repellent, when the dried flowers are applied to the skin
Other conditions

Concerns

Tagetes is safe in food amounts, but there isn't enough information available to know if it is safe in larger medicinal amounts. Tagetes can cause a skin rash if you touch the plant.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tagetes is safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. Stick to food amounts.Dosing considerations for Tagetes.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Tagetes may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking tagetes.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.