Tagetes patula Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
French marigold

The French marigold is a species in the daisy family. It is native to the Americas with several naturalised populations around the world.

Tagetes patula

Medical use

Economic importance of Tagetes patula

Food additives coloring
Environmental ornamental
Materials tanin/dyestuf
Non-vertebrate poisons plant pest control

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Eritrea; Ethiopia
    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda; Zaire
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Adventive
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Naturalized
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Naturalized
    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany
    • Southeastern Europe: Greece; Romania; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
    Adventive
    • Northern Europe: Norway
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Hungary; Slovakia
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Durango, Zacatecas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Queretaro
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Puerto Rico
    • Mesoamerica: Nicaragua

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
ACE-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
ATPase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Abortifacient
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetagetin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Allelochemic
Quercetin found in Plant
Allelopathic
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Allergenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Analgesic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Anesthetic
Linalyl-acetate found in Plant (262 ppm)
AntiGTF
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
AntiHIV
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetagetin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
AntiLegionella
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
AntiPMS
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiacetylcholinesterase
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Antiadenoviral
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiaflatoxin
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiaging
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiallergic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Quercetin found in Plant
Antianaphylactic
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiatherogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Lutein found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Antibacterial
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetagetin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticancer
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Anticapillary-Fragility
Patulin found in Plant
Anticarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Anticataract
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticlastogen
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Anticolitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticomplementary
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticystitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidepressant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidermatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antielastase
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiencephalitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antifeedant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antifertility
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Antifibrosarcomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiflu
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antigastric
Quercetin found in Plant
Antigingivitic
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antigonadotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihemolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatoadenomic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetagitrin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihydrophobic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihypercholesterolemic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihyperthyroid
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Antiimplantation
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antileukemic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antileukotriene
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antilipoperoxidant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antilymphocytic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antimaculitic
Lutein found in Flower
Antimalarial
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimelanogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antimelanomic
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimetastatic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimyocarditic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antinitrosaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Quercetin found in Plant
Antinyctalopic
Lutein found in Flower
Antiophidic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antioxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Linalyl-acetate found in Plant (262 ppm)
Lutein found in Flower
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetagetin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipancreatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperiodontal
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperiodontic
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antiperistaltic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipermeability
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperoxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipharyngitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiplaque
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipodriac
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipolio
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lutein found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiprostanoid
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipsoriac
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiradicular
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Lutein found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiretinotic
Helenien found in Flower
Antiseptic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Antiserotonin
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Linalyl-acetate found in Plant (262 ppm)
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Patuletin found in Plant
Patulin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antistomatitic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antistreptococcic
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antisunburn
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antithiamin
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antithrombic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antitrypanosomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antitumor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiulcerogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antivaccinia
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiviral
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetagitrin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiyeast
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Anxiolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Apoptotic
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Astringent
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Bacteristat
Quercetin found in Plant
Bradycardiac
Quercetin found in Plant
CNS-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calmodulin-Antagonist
Quercetin found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Candida-SAP-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Candidicide
Quercetin found in Plant
Capillariprotective
Quercetin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Catabolic
Quercetin found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Cholagogue
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Patuletin found in Plant
Choleretic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Clastogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Co-carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Collagen-Sparing
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Colorant
Helenien found in Flower
Lutein found in Flower
Rubixanthin found in Flower
Violaxanthin found in Flower
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Cytochrome-P450-1A2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Cytoprotective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
DNA-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
DNA-Protective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Detoxicant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Differentiator
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Quercetin found in Plant
Diuretic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Dye
Quercetagetin found in Flower
Estrogenic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
FLavor
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Plant (262 ppm)
Fungicide
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetagetin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Hemostat
Quercetin found in Plant
Hemostatic
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Hepatocarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Hepatomagenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Hepatotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Histamine-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Hypertensive
Patulin found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Quercetin found in Plant
Hypotensive
Kaempferol found in Plant
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Inotropic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Insecticide
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Ocimene found in Plant (172 ppm)
Insectifuge
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
JNK-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Juvabional
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Tagetone found in Plant (210 ppm)
Larvistat
Quercetin found in Plant
Leukotriene-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Litholytic
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Lyase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Mast-Cell-Stabilizer
Quercetin found in Plant
Metal-Chelator
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Motor-Depressant
Linalyl-acetate found in Plant (262 ppm)
Mutagenic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NEP-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NO-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Natriuretic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Nephrotoxic
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
P450-Inducer
Quercetin found in Plant
P450-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
PAF-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
PGE2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
PTK-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Perfumery
Linalyl-acetate found in Plant (262 ppm)
Ocimene found in Plant (172 ppm)
Pesticide
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
D-limonene found in Plant (352 ppm)
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetagetin found in Flower
Quercetagitrin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Tagetone found in Plant (210 ppm)
Phospholipase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Plasmodicide
Quercetin found in Plant
Proliferant
Quercetin found in Plant
Prooxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Lutein found in Flower
Prostaglandigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Protisticide
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Lutein found in Flower
Quercetin found in Plant
Sedative
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Linalyl-acetate found in Plant (262 ppm)
Sunscreen
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Teratologic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-I-Antagonist
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Tumorigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
P-coumaric-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Ubiquiot
Lutein found in Flower
Violaxanthin found in Flower
Uterotrophic
Kaempferol found in Plant
VEGF-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Vasodilator
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Vulnerary
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Ellagic-acid found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
iNOS-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
6-methoxykaempferol Flower 40
Caffeic-acid Plant
D-limonene Plant 352
Ellagic-acid Plant
Eo Plant 1,500
Flavonoids Flower
Helenien Flower
Kaempferol Plant
L-linalool Plant 398
Linalyl-acetate Plant 262
Lutein Flower
Methyl-heptenol Plant 105
Ocimene Plant 172
P-coumaric-acid Plant
Patuletin Plant
Patulin Plant
Patulitrin Flower
Phytomelan Fruit
Quercetagetin Flower
Quercetagitrin Flower
Quercetin Plant
Rubichrom Flower
Rubixanthin Flower
Tagetone Plant 210
Tertheinyl Root
Violaxanthin Flower
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]