Ahito

Benefits of Ahito

With the scientific name tagetes erecta is also known as African, Aztec, and French marigold but it can stand by the name marigold alone. Ahito is cultivated mostly throughout the Philippines as an ornament. It also grows spontaneously and naturalized in some localities in the country. Ahito flowers all year round.

Marigold is considered to have the richest and purest level of lutein. It is also known to be anthelmintic, aromatic, digestive, ophthalmic, sedative, stomachic, tonic, carminative, emmenagogue, and laxative. The petals of its flowers are edibly used in salads and for flavoring and coloring.

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