|Botanical Name|| Tagetes erecta|
|Common Name|| Genda|
|Part used|| Flowers and leaves. |
|Medicinal Properties|| Flowers: antioxidant, alterative, astringent, stomachic.|
|Medicinal Use|| It is used to treat stomach ache, diarrhea, liver illnesses, vomiting, indigestion and toothache. Also useful as a skin wash and for yellow dye. It also kills gram negative and gram positive bacteria in vitro. This helps to protect certain crop plants from nematodes. Flower: petals have been used in lettuce salads and other foods to add colour and flavour. The dried flower petals, ground to a powder, may be used in poultry feed. The flower oil may be added to perfumes to infuse an apple scent into them.
|Chemistry||Thiophenes, natural phytochemicals that include sulfur-containing rings, lutein.
|Regional Habitat||Throughout Rajasthan growing everywhere.|
|Description||Small bushy plant, 15-30 cm in height. Flowers: 5cm across and composed of a dense arrangement of rays, yellow, orange and a unique bronze color. Flowers and fruits appears during October-March.