Tagetes filifolia Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Irish-lace Irish-lace marigold
Tagetes filifolia

Medical use

Economic importance of Tagetes filifolia

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Queretaro, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru - Huanuco, Puno
    • Southern South America: Argentina

Biological activities

AChE-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Acaricide
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Allelopathic
Camphene found in Shoot ;found in Shoot
Allergenic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Analgesic
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
Anesthetic
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
AntiNF-kB
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
AntiTNF
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiaggregant
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Antiallergenic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Antiallergic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Antianaphylactic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Antiasthmatic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antibacterial
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Sabinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Anticancer
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiesophagitic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antigenotoxic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
Antihelicobacter
Citral found in Essential Oil
Sabinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antihepatotic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Antihistaminic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antileishmanic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Antilithic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antilymphomic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antimutagenic
Anisaldehyde found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiobesity
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antioxidant
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot ;found in Shoot
Citral found in Essential Oil
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Antiradicular
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Sabinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antishock
Citral found in Essential Oil
Antispasmodic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antistaphylococcic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Antitumor
Alpha-humulene found in Essential Oil (5300 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiulcer
Citral found in Essential Oil
Sabinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Antiyeast
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Barbituate-Synergist
Citral found in Essential Oil
Bronchoprotectant
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Bronchorelaxant
Citral found in Essential Oil
CNS-Depressant
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Citral found in Essential Oil
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Cedrene found in Essential Oil (300 ppm)
Citral found in Essential Oil
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Candidicide
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Candidistat
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Carcinogenic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Carminative
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Caspase-3-Inducer
Citral found in Essential Oil
Chemopreventive
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Cholesterolytic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Citral found in Essential Oil
DNA-Binder
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Detoxicant
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Digestive
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Enterocontractant
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Estrogenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Citral found in Essential Oil
Expectorant
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot ;found in Shoot
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
FLavor
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Camphene found in Shoot ;found in Shoot
Citral found in Essential Oil
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
Fungicide
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Anisaldehyde found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil
Fungiphilic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Fungistat
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
GST-Inducer
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Gastrostimulant
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Glaucomagenic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Glutathionigenic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Hepatocarcinogenic
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Herbicide
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Histaminic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Hypothermic
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Immunostimulant
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Anisaldehyde found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Insectifuge
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Camphene found in Shoot ;found in Shoot
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Irritant
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Juvabional
Tagetone found in Essential Oil
Lactagogue
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Larvicide
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Leucocytogenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Lipolytic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Mutagenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Citral found in Essential Oil
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Citral found in Essential Oil
NO-Genic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
NO-Inhibitor
Citral found in Essential Oil
Nematicide
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Nephroprotective
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Ozone-Scavenger
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Citral found in Essential Oil
P450-Inducer
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Perfumery
Alpha-humulene found in Essential Oil (5300 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil
Estragole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (205000 ppm);found in Plant (950000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (612600 ppm)
Sabinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Peristaltic
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Pesticide
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Anisaldehyde found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Camphene found in Shoot ;found in Shoot
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Tagetone found in Essential Oil
Photosensitizer
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Phototoxic
Alpha-terthienyl found in Root
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Eugenol-acetate found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Prostatitigenic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Secretogogue
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Secretolytic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Sedative
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Citral found in Essential Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Spasmogenic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Camphene found in Shoot ;found in Shoot
Sweetener
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (713000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (365800 ppm)
Sympathomimetic
Anethole found in Essential Oil (620000 ppm)
Teratogenic
Citral found in Essential Oil
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Transdermal
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil ;found in Shoot (4.7 ppm);found in Shoot (4.7 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Limonene found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Trichomonicide
Citral found in Essential Oil
Trypanocide
Citral found in Essential Oil
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Anisaldehyde found in Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral found in Essential Oil

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(+)-limonene Essential Oil
5-(4-acetoxy-1-butenyl)-2,2'-bithienyl Root
5-(but-3-en-1-ynyl-2,2'-bithienyl Root
Alpha-humulene Essential Oil 5,300
Alpha-pinene Leaf Essent. Oil
Shoot 4.7
Shoot 4.7
Alpha-terthienyl Root
Alpha-thujene Shoot 4.7
Shoot 4.7
Anethole Essential Oil 620,000
Anisaldehyde Leaf Essent. Oil
Beta-caryophyllene Essential Oil 2,700
Beta-pinene Leaf Essent. Oil
Beta-thujene Shoot 4.7
Shoot 4.7
Camphene Shoot
Shoot
Cedrene Essential Oil 300
Cis-beta-ocimene Leaf Essent. Oil
Citral Essential Oil
Citrol Essential Oil
Dihydro-tagetone Leaf Essent. Oil 9,000
Eo Shoot 4,700
Shoot 4,700
Estragole Leaf Essent. Oil 205,000
Plant 3,000 950,000
Essential Oil 350,000 612,600
Eugenol-acetate Leaf Essent. Oil
Eugenol-methyl-ether Essential Oil 100
Isoeugenol-methyl-ether Leaf Essent. Oil 9,000
Limonene Leaf Essent. Oil
Sabinene Leaf Essent. Oil
Tagetone Essential Oil
Trans-anethole Leaf Essent. Oil 713,000
Essential Oil 365,800
Trans-beta-ocimene Leaf Essent. Oil
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]