- Color: Gold
- Oil Consistency: Thin – Medium
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Fresh, sweet, floral, slightly fruity.
Action: Anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, antiseptic, insecticidal, sedative
Benefits, Indications: Tagetes oil is valuable in keeping insects at bay, and can help with parasitic and fungal infestation. It is used for chest infections, coughs and catarrh, dilating the bronchi, facilitating the flow of mucus and dislodging congestion and can be used in cases of skin infections. It has a healing effect on wounds, cuts, calluses and bunions.
Chemical Constituents: Tagetone, limonene, valeric acid and ocimene
Precautions: Tagetes oil is a very powerful oil and should be used sparingly and should be avoided during pregnancy. Not to be used on a sensitive skin and may cause photosensitivity. Cases of dermatitis have been reported.
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