Tagetes erecta L.
Also Knows as: Mexican marigold, African marigold, Big marigold
Tagetes erecta is an annual herb that has been commercialized worldwide as an ornamental plant and as a source of natural pigments from its yellow/orange flowers. Tagetes erecta is native to Mexico and Guatemala. It has been intentionally introduced across tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world and now it can be found cultivated and naturalized in North and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Lutein is a type of vitamin called a carotenoid present in it. It is related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. This plant contains ingredients that might help decrease swelling (inflammation) and spasms, calm the nerves, and reduce blood pressure.
Benefits & Uses
- Cataracts: Eating higher amounts of lutein is linked with a lower risk of developing cataracts. Taking supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin reduces the risk of developing cataracts that require surgical removal in people who eat low amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin as part of their diet.
- Age-related mascular degeneration or AMD: People who eat higher amounts of lutein in their diet seem to have a lower risk of developing AMD. Taking lutein supplements for up to 36 months can improve some symptoms of AMD. Greater improvement in symptoms might be seen when lutein is taken for at least 1 year at doses above 10 mg, and when it is combined with other carotenoid vitamins.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Cancer that starts in white blood cells, People who eat higher amounts of lutein in their diet or take lutein supplements might have a lower chance of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Colds & Coughs
- Fluid retention
- Intestinal worms
- Lutein deficiency
- Menstrual disorders
- Sore breasts & Sore eyes
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Tagetes erecta L. Extract
|Product Name||Marigold Extract|
|Botanical Name||Tagetes erecta L.|
|Active Ingredient||Lutein, Zeaxanthin|
|Type||Free / Ester|
|Assay||1% – 20%||HPLC|
|Appearance||Liquid / Powder||Organoleptic|
|Total Heavy metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<231>|
|Cadmium||NMT 1 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 3 ppm||USP<231>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.1 ppm||USP<231>|
|MICROBIOLOGICAL AND PATHOGEN ANALYSIS|
|Standard Plate Count||NMT 5000 cfu/gm||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Moulds||NMT 100 cfu/gm||USP<61>|
|Coliforms||NMT 10 cfu/gm||USP<61>|