Latin Name: Tagetes
Marigolds are a yellow flower, part of the sunflower family. They will grow in any soil and can help other flowers grow. They can withstand drought.
They are planted as annuals and sometimes perennials. Marigolds are significant in south and western Asian ceremonies, especially for Hinduism.
They are great for bringing butterflies and all sorts of insects to your garden. They protect vegetables from predators and pests.
Marigolds protect soil and act as a living mulch. It will grow quickly and die on its own so it will compost itself, or you can add it to your separate compost. Marigolds enhance fruit tree yields.
They are useful as a natural food coloring, for example to replace saffron to change the color of rice. You may either dry the marigold flower petals or use them fresh. They also make a beautiful garnish for dishes and can be used as an herb.
Marigolds are high in antioxidants. There are few calories as they are used as herbs or tea. They boost immune system function to reduce effects of cigarettes or biological biproducts.
Germinate quickly, within a few days, Bloom in 8 weeks, It is best to grow them in full sunlight, Plant near or under fruit trees, Sow into the soil at the beginning of spring into warm and damp soil, Side effects, Do not use if you have diabetes or liver disease or alcohol dependence. Do not take by mouth if you are pregnant, Do not take if you are allergic to the compositae family, like ragweed, daises, or chrysanthemums
Marigolds can be used to help relieve minor burns and wounds on the skin. It can be made into a tea for a digestive helper. They can boost the immune system and can relieve symptoms of cough, sore throat, or fevers