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  • Tagetes is a genus of 52 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family.
    They are native to the area stretching from the southwestern United States into Mexico and south throughout South America.
  • Tagetes is an ingredient of many foot treatment preparations and is also used extensively in French perfumes.
  • Tagetes It is an annual herb up to 60 cm high with soft, oval, pale leaves and bright orange daisy-like flowers.
  • In the past the tall, larger-flowered Tagetes erecta was often called African marigold and the shorter, smaller Tagetes patula was known as French marigold.
  • Tagetes oil is extracted from the leaves, stalks and flowers, picked when the seeds are just starting to form.
  • The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the fresh flowering herb and also an absolute by solvent extraction from the flowering herb.
    Extracts of marigolds, Tagetes minuta L., Tagetes erecta L., and Tagetes patula L., can be used as insecticides, fungicides, and nematocides.
  • Marigold root extracts to be used in a pesticidal formulation, the least toxic concentration of inert formulation for the extracts to be miscible in water is 0.01 ppm.
    If extracts of Tagetes minuta were to be used for control of aquatic pests or intermediate hosts of disease-causing organisms, or if the plant was used as a pesticidal intercrop, the possibility exists that some marigold compounds may seep into the groundwater and migrate into nearby rivers and streams.
  • Lutein from Tagetes erecta L. is a purified extract obtained from marigold oleoresin, which is extracted from the petals of marigold flowers with organic solvents.
  • Tagetes oil is valuable in keeping insects at bay, and can help with parasitic and fungal infestation.
    It could help with chest infections, coughs and catarrh, dilating the bronchi, facilitating the flow of mucus and dislodging congestion.
  • Tagetes oil is useful in cases of skin infections, and has a healing effect on wound, cuts, calluses and bunions.
  • Tagetes oil can be useful for treating the respiratory system, infections of the skin and as an insect repellent.
  • It is used for flavoring tobacco and in most major food categories, including alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Tagetes minuta is an introduced weed which grows mainly in the first few years on reverted cultivated land. Extraction rates are normally 0.1-0.4%. If the material is situated reasonably close to a still and can be collected economically, the variable costs are low and production can be profitable. The world market offtake is around 15 tons p.a. and prices are $50/kg and on an upward trend.
  • Wikipedia for tagetes oil
  • Marigold tagetes
  • Tagetes Essential oil
  • Tagetes Minuta
  • Tagetes Oil - Directory & Reference Resources
  • Wild Marigold
  • Plants for future-Tagetes Minuta
  • Tagette Oil Tagetes minuta (recently referred to as Davana Oil)


  • Company from Canada
  • Company from Uttar Pradesh
  • Company from NewDelhi
  • Company from Himachal Pradesh
  • Company from Kanpur
  • Company from India
  • Effect of Root Extracts of Mexican Marigold, Tagetes minuta, on Six Nontarget Aquatic Macroinvertebra
  • Essential Oil Quality and Yield with Respect to Harvest Index in Tagetes minuta Cultivated in Sub Tropical Plains of North India
  • The potentials for extracting protein,medicines and other useful chemicals
  • Marigold-grow it

Project and Consultants

  • Biological Control of Cape ivy Project 2004 Annual Research Report
  • CWSF Project Summary - The Insect Repelling Properties of the Asteriodeae
  • Interactive European Network for Industrial Crops and their Applications
  • Consultant from Kentucky
  • Consultant from United Kingdom
  • Consultant from Virgina
  • Consultant from Tasmania


  • The potential of using botanical insecticides for the control of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus
  • Marigolds (Tagetes spp.) for Nematode Management
  • Prospects of using herbal products in the control of mosquito vectors
  • Repellency of live potted plants against anopheles gambiae from human baits in semi-field experimental huts
  • Lutein from Tagetes erecta


  • Evaluation of the Potential Insecticide Activity of Tagetes minuta  Essential Oil Against the Head Lice Pediculus humanus capitis
  • Evaluation of larvicidal activity of the leaf extract of a weed plant, Ageratina adenophora, against two important species of mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Essential oils toxicity related to Varroa destructor and Apis mellifera under laboratory conditions
  • Antioxidant activity of tagetes erecta essential oil
  • Greenhouse Studies on the Effect of Marigolds on Four Root-knot Nematode Species
  • Marigold Tagetes Essential Oil 10ml
  • Certificate Of Analysis Sheet TAGETTE ESSENTIAL OIL - Product No: 381  TAGETES MINUTA
  • Safari
  • Tagetes Essential Oil


  • Heptanonic acid and furanone compounds and compositions
  • Dihydrotagetone alcohol and a method for preparation thereof from Tagetes minuta oil
  • Pesticidal composition
  • Pesticide product derived from tagetes minuta
  • Use of tagetes minuta oil and its components as antiviral agents
  • Method for producing chiral dihydrotagetone, and its conversion to chiral 5-isobutyl-3-methyl-4,5-dihydro-2(3H)-furanone

Safety and Risk

  • Scientific committee on Consumer Products
  • The safety issue in aromatherapy
  • Essential oil safety
    The known and the unknown
  • Oily Safety Issues
  • Opinion Document to NAHA: a Brief Safety Guidance on Essential Oils
  • Safety considerations
  • Essential Oils:Hazards,Warnings and Guidelines


  • Short communication. Inhibition of Paenibacillus larvae subsp larvae by the essential oils of two wild plants and their emulsifying agents
  • Free Radical Scavengers and Antioxidants from Tagetes mendocina
  • Biochemical Investigation of Different Extracts and Larvicidal Activity of Tagetes minuta L. on Anopheles stephensi Larvae
  • Phytotoxic effect of aqueous extracts and essential oils from southern marigold


  • Report on the symposium on African Medicinal and indigenous food plants and the role of traditional medicine in health care
  • Report on A Study into the Potential of Aromatic Plants for Essential Oils in Mozambique
  • Agribuisness in sustainable natural african plant products assessment
  • Draft assessment Report
  • Effectiveness of Natural herbs, Fever Tea and Mexican Marigold as substitutes to synthetic pesticides in controlling aphid species on cabbage


  • Changes in Content and Chemical Composition of Tagetes minuta Oil at Various Harvest Times
  • Market Opportunities and Strategic Directions for Specialty Herbs and
    Essential Oil Crops in Montana
  • Tagetes minuta: A Potential New Herb from South America
  • Indonesia Export News
  • Export potential of Ethiopian essential oils


  • Suppliers of tagetes oil
  • Selling Leads of tagetes oil
  • Global traders of Tagetes oil
  • Manufacturers of Tagetes oil
  • Exporters of Tagetes oil

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