Tagetes e.o. – 30 ml
The scent of the Tagetes e.o. (essential oil) is bitter and fruity. It also has an herbal scent.
Tagetes is from the calendula family. This wild marigold is usually harvested and distilled. The process supports many women in Africa.
The plant is also known for other names. It is also known as Khaki Bush and Mexican Marie Gold. From its native origins in Africa, it is now known throughout the world. It can now be seen and cultivated in:
The oil is less famous in aromatherapy. However, it is more famous for its medicinal properties.
The oil has a medium viscocity. It turns thick, and can even turn into a gel-like substance. The thickness increases when it is exposed to air for a long time.
The leaves and flowers of the plant are good insect repellents. These are often seen hanging from native huts. These are used to deter swarms of flies and mosquitoes. If diluted to 5%, the Tagetes oil can be used to kill maggots in open wounds. The roots and seeds of the plant are also useful. These can be used to help rid the body of poisons.
There are other uses of the Tagetes essential oil. These include it being:
- an antibiotic.
- an antimicrobial.
- an anti-parasitic.
- an antiseptic.
- an insecticide.
- a sedative.
As an antimicrobial, Tagetes oil can be used against skin infections. The oil can especially treat fungal ailments.
The essential oil can also be used to promote mental clarity. Also, it can help with chest infections, coughs, and dislodging congestion.
Tagetes oil is useful in cases of skin infections. It has a healing effect on wounds, cuts, calluses, and bunions
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.