Achieving smooth and healthy skin can be tiresome journey when faced only with row of drugstore options. Turn to something pure and natural to help skin with Tagetes.
It has an herbal and fruity aroma, similar to the delicious fragrance of green apples. Tagetes is a natural disinfectant and is commonly used for pest control and as an insect repellant.
With a long history of medicinal and therapeutic uses, Tagetes was once used by the Aztecs to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and calm the nerves. In China, the plant is used to remedy cold, coughs, sores and ulcers. Because of its sugary sweet aroma, Tagetes is often used in perfumery, cosmetics and is even a flavor ingredient in candy, baked goods, desserts and tasty beverages.
Native to North and South America, the plant grows up to 3 feet and sprouts an abundance of flowers. There are different varieties of the Tagetes plant and each produce a different colored flower in yellow, orange, or reddish brown. The plant is also known as French marigold and African Marigold. To help relieve a cold, add a few drops of Tagetes to bathwater and ease away your symptoms.