Tagetes is an annual herb up to 60 cm high with soft, oval, pale leaves and bright orange daisy-like flowers. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the fresh flowering herb and also an absolute (and concrete) by solvent extraction from the flowering herb. Tagetes is native to South America and Mexico, but now grows wild in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. The oil is produced mainly in South Africa, France, Argentina and Egypt.
Uses - It can be used to help support skin complaints, menstrual irregularities, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, and poor eyesight. The absolute and oil are employed to a limited extent in herbaceous and floral perfumes. It can also be used for flavoring tobacco and in most major food categories, including soft drinks. In China the flowers are used for whooping cough, colds, colic, mumps, sore eyes and mastitis, and in India the flowering tops are distilled to produce "attar genda" a perfume material.
Blends with - clary sage, lavender, jasmine, bergamot and other citrus oils in very small percentages.
Origin - Africa, Asia, North & South America.
Appearance - A yellow reddish liquid with an unpleasant, rancid odor having a fruity, bitter undertone.
Production - The steam distillation of the fresh flowering herb produces Tagetes oil.
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