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Botanical Name Tagetes erecta
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Origin Mexico and Central America
Description Tagetes erecta is an annual herb that grows up to 1 meter in height. It has alternate, pinnate leaves with toothed margins and yellow to orange flowers that bloom in the summer and fall. The flowers have a strong, pungent aroma.
Parts Used The flowers and leaves of Tagetes erecta are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dose of Tagetes erecta depends on the formulation and intended use. It is best to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosage and usage.