Tagetes

How does Tagetes work?

Tagetes contains ingredients that might help decrease swelling (inflammation) and spasms, calm the nerves, and reduce blood pressure.

Are there safety concerns?

Tagetes is safe in food amounts, but there isn't enough information available to know if it is safe in larger medicinal amounts. Tagetes can cause a skin rash if you touch the plant.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tagetes is safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. Stick to food amounts.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Tagetes may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking tagetes.

Dosing considerations for Tagetes.

The appropriate dose of tagetes depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for tagetes. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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