Mexican Tarragon | Tagetes Lucida | Marigold | Yauhtli | Hierba de Nube

Mexican Tarragon | Tagetes Lucida | Marigold | Yauhtli | Hierba de Nube

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A very mysterious herb that soothes & smoothes, carrying inspirations & inner journeys ...

The Aztecs called this plant "Yauhtli" or the "cloud herb".
 
For them, the Tagetes Lucida was closely related to Tlaloc, god of the rain. Powdered, it was used as incense to be forgiven of the god Tlaloc.

The Zapotecs used Tagetes Lucida as a primary herb in purifying rituals. 

The plant is also very popular among the Tarahumara Indians of Chihuahua and is used by modern Huichol Indians in their Peyote rituals.

Mexican Tarragon is a spiritual boost when added to any herbal preparation.

Smoked, Mexican tarragon is said to improve visions with eyes closed.

As a Tea, it brings a relaxing and euphoric effect, sweet and deep.

Its very sweet taste reminiscent of anise makes its consumption very pleasant.

It would also have the reputation of causing deeper dreams, or the Dream Body is light and flies away easily. The Tagetes Lucida opens a door to Lucidity during Dreams ....

The botanical name Tagetes is in reference to a Roman deity, Tages who, no doubt, was originally an Etruscan god of prophecy. The name of the species lucidus means "brilliant" or "light".

Many properties are attributed to this plant, known as 'Yauhtli'.

Its leaves constituted an important aroma and  effect-optimizer in the "Xocoalt", the Aztec's cocoa-based drink.

An infusion of Tagetes Lucida have, among other things, the particularity of relieving hangover. It also has diuretic properties as well as the ability to relieve stomach upset. 

When ground with cocoa, it will lower the fever.

Used in incense, the Tagetes Lucida offers a new dimension of relaxation with aromatherapy. Its scent releases thoughts, relieves tension, promotes control of emotions. It can also be used to repel insects.

Mexican tarragon, a sunflower family plant, is well known by locals in Mexico and Guatemala as a substitute for tarragon and is traditionally used as a relaxing and euphoric tea, but also as a seasoning for soups. sauces, chicken dishes, etc. as well as for strong Turkish tobaccos.