Plant Morphology: Growth Form: It is a perennial, semi-woody shrub which can grow to about 40 – 70 cm tall, sometimes up to 80 cm tall. Foliage: Leaves are. 1 Jan Tagetes lucida is a perennial herb which is available in numerous cultivated forms and strains, which are often hard to distinguish from one. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Tagetes Lucida. List of various diseases cured by Tagetes Lucida. How Tagetes Lucida is effective for various.

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A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers[]. Your email address will not be published. No alkaloids have been isolated from Tagetes lucida, but a leaf extract was found to act as a CNS-depressant in rats in a laboratory study Sutfeld et al.

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Tagetes lucida – Useful Tropical Plants

The leaves can be harvested and used as required, whilst the whole plant is harvested when in flower and dried for later use[]. Tagetes lucida extract was specifically used to treat people who were struck by lightning. The related Tagetes erecta may be used as well Ratsch Requires a well-drained moderately fertile soil in a sunny position[].

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A pleasant anise-flavored tea is brewed using the dried leaves and flower heads.

Mexican tarragon (Tagetes lucida) – Herbs of the Gods

Noah on April 10, at 2: Woods, tageyes and rocky slopes[]. And, upon further research, it seems that it might be either dose-dependent or dependent on the method of ingestion.

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American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of tagwtes nurseries from around the world. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat.

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The roots, stems, and leaves also had the same effect when irradiated with UV light. I have seen similar experiences posted online from other users. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Only just cover the seed.

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I have been developing an herbal liqueur for my own pleasure. Also present in Tagetes lucida are thiophene compounds and benzofurans.

I just took about 30 drops of tincture of this Mexican tarragon and now I cannot sleep.

A very ornamental plant, there are some named varieties. We offer an ever growing number of relaxing, stimulating and psychoactive herbs from all over the world that can be ingested in a variety of ways, for example in a vaporizer or as a tea.


Tagetes lucidas is very commonly found in Nayarit and Jalisco at altitudes of up to 8, feet Siegel et al. Not really that informative though. They have an anise-like flavour[, K]. This effect was enhanced with exposure to ultraviolet light.

Dream enhancement was also reported Voogelbreinder I thought it was just me but reading this blog makes me wonder.

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Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. Remove young shoots when about 5 – 10 cm tall, making sure to get as much of the underground stem as possible. For calming the mind and body and enhancing dreams. Tagetes lucida, or Mexican tarragon, grows in lucisa Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico and was known to the ancient Aztecs, who employed it in their incense rituals. The combinations of smoking the herbage of Tagetes lucida along with taking peyotemaize beer or cactus liquor is said to produce very active, dynamic hallucinations Siegel et al.

However, in the past when making tea from the leaves I have found a rather unsettling result of insomnia.