Scientific Name:Tagetes minuta  
Vernacular Name:Nyiramunukanabi
Family name :Astraceae
Geographic Distribution:Pantropical, anthropogenic area, fallow, savanna, etc. 1400 – 2350 m

Botanical Description

Tagetes minuta is an erect woody annual herb usually 0.5-2 m tall with strongly odorous foliage. The taproot is usually short and tapering, and surrounded by fibrous lateral roots which form nychorrhizal associations. The stems are typically erect, woody, and grooved or ridged, initially green but often maturing to brownish or reddish. They are usually branching in the upper part unless boken or cut off near the base. Leaves occur in opposite  pairs on the main stem  and usually singly on the laterals

Medicinal Use

A handful of dried plant in boiling water for three to five minutes is used as a remedy for common cold, including upper and lower respiratory tract inflammatios, and for digestive system complaints, stomach upset, diarrhea, and liver ailment.Being an aromatic plant, it has many medicinal beneffis such as a remedy for colds, respiratory inflammations, stomach  problems, anti-spasmodic, anti–parastic, antiseptic  and sedative

Other Use

The leaves and inflorescence areinsect reppelling

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