Description : A free-flowing, orange-red powder. 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.
Uses : 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. Its leaves and flowers in particular have been used for blood purification and to reduce blood flow. If eelworms are a problem, dig marigolds into the soil.