A review on Tagetes Erecta
Medicinal plants have been of great importance to the health care needs of individuals and their communities. The use of herbal preparations made from medicinal plants is widespread in developing countries. This article discusses about the medicinal values of Tagetes erecta. The plant locally known as Genda Phul (marigold) belongs to the family Asteraceae. The plant Tagetes erecta has been shown to contain quercetagetin, a glucoside of quercetagetin, phenolics, syringic acid, methyl-3, 5-dihydroxy-4-methoxy benzoate, quercetin, ethyl gallat, terpines, and other important phytochemical constituents from the different part of the plant. Different parts of the plant is useful in fevers, astringent, carminative, stomachic, scabies and liver complaints and is also employed in diseases of the eyes, purify blood, bleeding piles and also used in rheumatism, colds and bronchitis. It shows different pharmacological activities like anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, insecticidal, larvicidal, hepatoprotective, mosquitocidal, nematicidal, wound healing, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiepileptic, fungitoxic and antimutagenic.
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