Tagetes erecta L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 30

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Tagetes erecta L.
status

 

Tagetes erecta L. 

Names.

Myanmar: dewali-pan, kala-pan. English: African marigold, Aztec marigold, marigold.

Range.

Mexico and Central America. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf: Used as an analgesic and antiseptic.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The leaf is applied to carbuncles ad boils; leaf juice is used for earache; the flower is used as a remedy for eye diseases and ulcers; flower juice is used for bleeding piles; flowers are also taken as a blood purifier. Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed by Duke and Ayensu (1985). Here the leaf is used to treat sores and ulcers; the flower heads are decocted for colds, conjunctivitis, cough, mastitis, mumps, and sore eyes; they are also cooked with chicken liver to improve vision.

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Tagetes