Mexican Tarragon- Ceremony, Dream Recall and a Culinary Delight!
Other common names- Mexican marigold, Pericón, Mexican mint marigold, Mexican tarragon, Spanish tarragon, Cempaxóchitl and Texas tarragon.
Latin- Tagetes lucida
Parts used- Leaf, stem and flowers
Constituents- Essential oils, Coumarin, Isorhamnetin and Quercitin.
Properties- Aromatic (Pleasant and distinctive smell), Oneirogenic (Induces dreaming), Aphrodisiac (Increases sexual desire), Anti-Viral (effective against viruses) and Stomachic (Promotes appetite and Digestion).
Uses- It can be used as a tea, tincture, spice or incense.
Cautions: Should not be used during pregnancy or lactation. Otherwise there are no known contraindications when used properly.
Mexican Tarragon is a well-known herb in Mexico and Central America where it has been used for thousands of years! The Aztecs used Tagetes lucida in ritualistic ceremonies as incense known as Yauhtli. The plant is also used by the Huichol, combined with Nicotiana Rustica as a potentiation for other plant medicines. In Latin America the flower is one of the symbols representing the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrated annually. For example they are used as (“offerings”) or ofrendas in order to decorate and appreciate the graves of deceased family members in honor of their deaths. The flowers are also gathered into bouquets and used in a practice called a limpia (cleansing), traditionally the flower bouquet is shaken over the person’s body during special ceremonies involving removing negative energy, healing traumatic experiences or soul retrieval. It is also used for numerous digestive issues like the stomach flu, diarrhea, upset stomach and nausea. As an incense its produces a very uplifting anise like aroma. The plant is also used for dying fabrics and as a spice for soups and meat dishes (Especially gamey meats like lamb, venison and goat). Mexican Tarragon is great herb to use for recalling your dreams more effectively. Being as it is a sacred plant both the tincture and the herb can be used for meditations, yogic practices and ceremony work of all kinds.
Written By Aaron Weis
We a powerful tincture available of this rare medicinal herb made with just the flower and leaf of very high quality Ethically Wild-Harvested Mexican Tarragon! http://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com/…
We have shredded leaf and stem available as well! http://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com/…
And we have seeds for the curious gardner! http://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com/…
Dream Well, Live Better!
Aaron @ DreamCatcherBotanicals