Tagetes tenuifolia flowers



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Tagetes tenuifolia flowers



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Common names:- Golden marigold or signet marigold.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Tageteae
Genus:     Tagetes
Species:     T. tenuifolia
Binomial name
Tagetes tenuifolia
Edibility :-

The flowers happen to be edible, can be uses as a garnish.

Tagetes patula flower



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Common name:- French marigold
Medicinal uses:-

The essential oil is being investigated for antifungal activity, including treatment of candidiasis and treating fungal infections in plants.

Tagetes patula flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Tageteae
Genus:     Tagetes
Species:     T. patula
Binomial name
Tagetes patula

Tagetes erecta flower



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Common names:- Mexican marigold, Aztec marigold.

Culinary

The flower petals have been used in lettuce salads and other foods to add colour and flavour. The dried flower petals, ground to a powder, may be used in poultry feed to ensure a good colouration of egg yolks and broiler skin, especially in the absence of well-pigmented yellow maize in the feed.

Uses:-

The oil of the flower may be added to perfumes to infuse an apple scent into them.

T. erecta is grown to extract  a common yellow and orange food colours.

 

Tagetes erecta flower



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Genus:     Tagetes
Species:     T. erecta
Binomial name
Tagetes erecta

Calendula officinalis flowers



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Calendula officinalis flower



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Calendula officinalis flowers



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Calendula officinalis flowers



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They are  used to make oil that protects the skin.

They are used to make  dyes for fabrics, foods, and cosmetics.

Medical use:-

Calendula extracts may have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic, and anti-inflammatory properties.





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