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African marigold is an aromatic, erect, annual plant that can grow up to 180cm tall, but is more likely to be around 25cm. The plant has a wide range of medicinal uses. It is also used as a flavouring in food, a popular dye plant and is an effective repellent. It is cultivated as a dye plant in the Americas, and is widely cultivated in temperate to tropical regions as an ornamental plant. This plant is belongs to Asteraceae family.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Twenty five compounds were identified in the oil of T. erecta, of which linalool (22.5 %), 2-hexyl-l-decanol (18.3 %), piperitone (13.4 %), 4-terpinyl acetate (7.8 %) and caryophyllene (6.6 %) are the main components.
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Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Requires a well-drained moderately fertile soil in a sunny position. Grows well in heavy clay soils and in sandy soils.