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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



MARIGOLD
(Tagetes spp)
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This is NOT the same as the herb Pot Marigold (Calendula). The tagetes species is the same annual garden marigold available at nurseries in the spring as an ornamental. Calendula is the marigold referred to in herbal literature.

PROPAGATION: Easily by seed. Annual.
NEEDS: Full sun and good garden soil.

USES

INSECTS:
An effective plant to deter nematodes.
Good planted with tomatoes.
Also deters Mexican bean beetle and several other types of damaging insects.

DYE:
Yellow is produced from the flowers with an alum mordant (using yellow blooms).




©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH

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