French Marigold

 

 

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Nama Tempatan: French Marigold
Nama Saintifik: Tagetes patula
Nama Lain:
Famili: Asteraceae
Lokasi Dijumpai: Tumbuhan nurseri
Asal:: Amerika

 

KETERANGAN:

Sejenis bunga yang dikenali dengan nama bunga tahi ayam di kampung kampung kerana baunya yang menyengat. Variasi ini mempunyai bunga berwarna merah kekuningan. Ia membiak melalui percambahan biji benih yang terhasil dari bunganya yang telah tua.

 

KEGUNAAN:

Di sesetengah tempat seperti Caucasus dan Republik Georgia kelopak bunga ini yang telah dikeringkan dan ditumbuk menjadi serbuk digunakan sebagai rempah dalam masakan tradisional Georgia.

Selain itu warna yang dihasilkan oleh kelopaknya juga boleh dijadikan pewarna makanan.

Dari segi perubatan, minyak patinya digunakan untuk merawat jangkitan yis dan kulat.

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Common Name: French Marigold
Scientific Name: Tagetes patula
Other Name:
Family: Asteraceae
Location: Tumbuhan nurseri
Origin: Amerika

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

French marigold is an annual plants native to Americas. Like other annuals it will live until certain period of time. The flower color range from yellow to red. The flowers normally planted as nectar source for butterflies in the garden.

Propagation is from the seed. The seed will normally germinated within a few days after sowing . It should be transplanted when it is approximately 2 inches in height. For more information on how to grow marigold click :Propagation is from the seed. The seed will normally germinated within a few days after sowing . It should be transplanted when it is approximately 2 inches in height.

 

USAGE:

In some places like Caucasus and Republic of Georgia, the ground dried flower petals are used as spices . The popular spices known as imeruli shaphrani ( Imeretian saffron) give the unique earthy flavor to Georgian cuisine, compatible to the flavor of cinnamon and cloves.

Apart from the culinary use, the flower is also use for food coloring. The mediCinal use of the plans come from the essential oil extracted from the flowers. It is used to treat candidacies (yeast infection) and fungal infection.

 

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RUJUKAN / REFERENCES:

http://www.almanac.com/plant/marigolds

 

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