Tagetes lucida | Mexican Tarragon | Pericón | Mexican marigold
- Fresh stock; February 2020
- Very fragrant
- Low price as we buy directly from the farmer
TAGETES LUCIDA (Mexican Tarragon):
Species: A. tagetesGenus: Tagetes
Common names: Sweetscented marigold, Mexican marigold, Mexican mint marigold, Mexican tarragon, Spanish tarragon, sweet mace, Texas tarragon, pericón, yerbaniz, and hierbanís.
$16.00 – $138.00
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Organic Wild Mexican Tagetes lucida (Mexican Tarragon)
We are delighted to offer top quality Tagetes lucida to you. We managed to source a wonderful quality stock in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico through local friends that also gather our Mimosa hostilis.
Tagetes lucida is a perennial plant native to Mexico and Central America. Tagetes lucida is a member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). It is used as a medicinal plant and as a culinary herb. The leaves have a tarragon-like flavor, with hints of anise. The Aztecs grew Mexican Tarragon for culinary, medicinal, and ritual uses. It was thought of as treating the illnesses of the gods. The Aztecs also burned Mexican Tarragon as incense, and the flowers were used decoratively in many religious ceremonies. It is still used today to ward off ‘evil spirits’ and in the corners of the cornfield before the harvest. In Aztec culture it was dedicated to the Tlaloc, the god of rain and lightning, and was therefore responsible for ‘wet’ illnesses like colds and rheumatism.
Tagetes lucida was used by the Aztecs in a ritual incense known as Yauhtli. The Aztecs allegedly used Tagetes lucida as one of the ingredients in a medicinal powder which was blown into the faces of those about to become the victims of human sacrifice and which may have possessed stupefying or anxiolytic properties. The plant was linked to the rain god Tlaloc. The plant is also used by the Huichol, mixed with Nicotiana rustica (a potent wild tobacco), for its claimed psychotropic and entheogenic effects.
The Mexican Indians have attributed marigolds with magical properties since pre-Columbian times. One variety was thought to be the manifestation of Xochipilli, the god of psychoactive plants, by the Aztecs. The Maya used this flower as an additive to their sacred balché drink. It is said that contemporary Mayan shamans still use Tagetes lucida, which they call xpuhuc in shamanic rituals. The Mixe of Oaxaca drink a tea made from nine Tagetes flowers for divination (Ratsch 1998, 496).
Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. Wakingherbs.com, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.
- Registered shipping: This comes with tracking and is faster than our free shipping.
- Free shipping: For this service no tracking is available. It tends to be half as quick as the registered shipping. But hey, if you're not in a hurry and tracking is not important please do use this reliable shipping option!
For shipping to Canada we also offer DHL Express on certain ordersFor shipping to the USA, we offer three types of shipping:
This option ships using PostNL, the national postal service of The Netherlands. Once the package arrives in the US, the USPS take over the shipping. Orders can be tracked with the tracking tool found at www.usps.com. The cost of this method is $25.53.
There is no tracking available for this reliable, but slower shipping method. Packages ship with PostNL and then are handed over to the USPS and deliveries may take up to 30 days. This option is not always available, depending on what you are ordering and where you are shipping to.
Registered via NY:
Depending on which state you are shipping to, if your order contents also include any Mimosa hostilis product, this shipping method may be used. Packages are shipped first of all with PostNL to a NY forwarding address and then, from there, shipped on to you. We will update you on the tracking once your order is shipped from the Netherlands and then again once it it forwarded from NY. Updates can take up to 24 hours because we work in different time zones around the world. The cost of this method is $50.
When you place an order in our web shop, you will automatically see the shipping options that are available, depending on your cart contents and the US state you are shipping to. For different states we use different methods:
Good to know:
All of our orders are packed and shipped discreetly with only the obligatory information such as shipping and return address on the outside.
Registered orders outside of Europe are sent with PostNL who hand your order over to the national postal service of your country. For instance in the US, packages are handed over to the USPS.
Registered orders within Europe are sent with DPD. Fast and trackable at all times.
Our Free shipping option is slow(er) but very reliable too. Estimated shipping time for outside Europe is between two to four weeks depending on postal flows.
For valuable orders we would advise choosing the Registered option.