Botanical Name Tagetes Erecta
Common name Marigold
Other Name Genda Flower
Part Used Flowers
Uses Textile Dyeing, Food Industry,Asthama And Cough.
Marigold is largely produced in India and mainly used in making necklace at temples. Marigold flower is a major source of carotenoids and Lutein, is grown as a cut flower and in addition being grown for its medicinal values. A huge amount of unused flowers are wasted in many regions of eastern India. And disposing of these unused flower produces environment pollutions. But if we use these unsold flowers in textile industry for dyeing purpose. These marigold flower extracts give a bright yellow to orange red colour to your fabrics. And the residual of these flowers after dyeing can be used as bio-fertilizers. These flower dyes are environment friendly and may not cause any skin infections. Marigold flowers [Tagetes], are a rich source of lutein, a carotenoid pigment. Nowadays, Lutein is becoming an increasingly popular active ingredient used in the Food Industry and Textile coloration. This pigment has acquired greater significance because of its excellent colour value.
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