Plant used

Plant floral part/s used

Plant extracts/

compounds used

Important activity/use


Tagetes erecta

Floral parts


Antioxidant activity,

mutagenicity, anti-mutagenicity,

clastogenicity and anti-clastogenicity.


Tagetes erecta

Floral parts

Essential oil containing

sesquiphellandrene as major compounds

Antifeedant activity against Spodoptera litura larvae.


Tagetes erecta

Floral parts

Syringic acid and


Effective against hyaluronidase, elastase and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-1) inhibitory activity as compared to standard oleanolic



Tagetes erecta


Ethanolic extracts

Mosquitocidal potency against larvae of Culex



Tagetes patula


Patuletin dye

Greater antioxidant ability as compared to base and catechol.


Tagetes erecta


Ethyl acetate extract

Antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibitory activity.


Tagetes minuta

Floral part

Essential oil containing trans-ocimene,

I-verbenone, limonene, tegetone and 2-pinen-4-one as the major components

Larvicidal activity on Anopheles gambiae.


Tagetes minuta

Flowers and Seeds

Butanol and ethyl-acetate extracts

Antibacterial activity against Micrococcus leteus, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomona spikettii.


Tagetes erecta

Floral parts

Lutein/lutein nanocapsules

Cell growth inhibition /antiproliferation

activity against Hep G2 cells.


Tagetes patula

Floral parts

Crude extracts containing flavonoids patuletin, quercetagetin, and quercetin and their

derivatives as well as the carotenoid lutein

Cytoprotective, cytotoxic anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity against hydrogen peroxide-challenged human lymphoblastoid Jurkat T-cells.


Tagetes erecta

Floral parts

Direct use of different extracts

Larvicidal activity against Culex quinquefasciatus.


Tagetes patula


Ethanolic extracts from flowers

Antimicrobial activity of flowers (FlEtOH70%) against Microsporum canis and Trichophyton rubrum.