The Marigold plant belongs to the Tagetes species. Marigold flowers were one of the main raw materials used to colour textiles before World War II. In ancient times, these flowers were used as a sort of clock, as they are said to be phototropic which means they follow the sun, turning their heads towards the light throughout the day. Therefore, they open late in the morning and close in the evening.
Marigolds are considered sacred by Hindus. They use these flowers to make garlands and decorate during festivals, weddings and in temples, for offerings.
As these flowers are associated with Mother Mary, the English consider them protection from evil and a symbol of good luck. The phytochemical screening of the Tagetes species has proven that they contain flavonoids, alkaloids, quinones, phenols, triterpenoid and coumarins which are bioactive compounds which are of medicinal value and have a definite physiological action on the human body.
We use the best Indian Marigolds which yield rich and clear yellows - light, medium and dark through a standardised dyeing process.