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Tagetes erecta  L.

   

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Botanical Name

:

Tagetes erecta L.

English Name

:

African Marigold

Family

:

Asteraceae

 

General Info

Description

It is an aromatic, erect, simple and sparingly branched, annual herb. Leaves are opposite or upper ones alternate and pinnate; leaflets lanceolate-oblong and acute with yellow glands along their margins. Heads are orange-yellow and solitary on pedicels, which are thickened at the top. The involucre is 5 to 10 dentate apex. The achenes are adpressed-hairy on the ribs.

Herb Effects

The whole herb is anthelmintic, aromatic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, sedative and stomachic; laxative and kills nematodes (root); antibacterial (against Gram-positive types) (flower extract)

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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, D-limonene, lutein, quercetagetin, quercetagitrin, stigmasterol (flower); 1,8-cineole, linalyl-acetate, tagetone (plant); kaempferol (leaf).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Lutein 34445-91-5 4-[18-(4-hydroxy-2,6
,6-trimethyl-1-cyclo
hexenyl)-3,7,12,16-t
etramethyl -octadec
a-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15
,17-nonaenyl]-3,5,5-
trimethyl-cyclohex-2
-e n-1-ol
C40H56O2 Click Here To Enlarge
1,8-Cineole 8024-53-1 2,2,4-trimethyl-3-ox
abicyclo[2.2.2]octan
e
C10H18O Click Here To Enlarge
Kaempferol 80714-53-0 3-[3-[4,5-dihydroxy-
6-(hydroxymethyl)-3-
[3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-
(hydroxyme thyl)oxa
n-2-yl]oxy-oxan-2-yl
]oxy-4,5-dihydroxy-6
-(hydroxymethyl)oxan
-2 -yl]oxy-4,5-dihy
droxy-2-(4-hydroxyph
enyl)-chromen-7-one
C33H40O21 Click Here To Enlarge
beta-Carotene Not Available 3,7,12,16-tetramethy
l-1,18-bis(2,6,6-tri
methyl-1-cyclohexeny
l)-octadec a-1,3,5,
7,9,11,13,15,17-nona
ene
C40H56 Click Here To Enlarge
Beta-sitosterol 5779-62-4 17-(5-ethyl-6-methyl
-heptan-2-yl)-10,13-
dimethyl-2,3,4,7,8,9
,11,12,14,
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge
D-limonene 95327-98-3 1-methyl-4-prop-1-en
-2-yl-cyclohexene
C10H16 Click Here To Enlarge
Quercetagetin 90-18-6 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphen
yl)-3,4,5,6-tetrahyd
roxy-chromen-7-one
C15H10O8 Click Here To Enlarge
Quercetagitrin Not Available 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphen
yl)-3,5,6-trihydroxy
-7-[(2S,3R,4S,5R,6R)
-3,4,5-tri hydroxy-
6-(hydroxymethyl)oxa
n-2-yl]oxy-chromen-4
-one
C21H20O13 Click Here To Enlarge
Stigmasterol 4736-55-4 17-(4-ethyl-1,5-dime
thyl-hex-2-enyl)-10,
13-dimethyl-1,2,4,5,
6,7,8,9,10 ,11,12,1
3,14,15,16,17-hexade
cahydrocyclopenta[a]
phenanthren-3-one
C29H48O Click Here To Enlarge
Linalyl acetate 8022-85-3 3,7-dimethylocta-1,6
-dien-3-yl acetate
C12H20O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Tagetone 23985-25-3 2,6-dimethylocta-5,7
-dien-4-one
C10H16O Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

Diseases of the eye and hemorrhoids (flower); rheumatism, bronchitis and colds (plant); as a laxative (root). It is used internally in the treatment of indigestion, colic, severe constipation, coughs and dysentery. Externally, it is used to treat sores, ulcers, eczema, sore eyes and rheumatism. A decoction of the flowers is used to treat colds, conjunctivitis, mumps, sore eyes etc.

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.


Sharma, Classical Uses of Medicinal Plants.


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