Nativa Herbal Bundle
mexican mint marigold
What is it?
Scientific Name: Tagetes lucida
Common Name: Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon
En Español: Pericón, Yerbanís
Nahuatl: Yauhtli (Herb of the Clouds)
Deity Associations: Tlaloc
How do I use it?
Tea: Indigestion, Menstrual Cramps
Bring 8 ounces of water to a boil and remove from heat. Add one tablespoon of the dried herb and cover. Allow to steep for 10 minutes, strain and enjoy plain or with honey.
Smudge: Connect with the Divine
To use as a smudge, light one end and allow the smoke to clear and refresh the air around you. To end use, extinguish by gently pressing into a fireproof container.
Incense: Connect with the Divine
To use as loose leaf incense, crumble into small pieces and place on a smoldering incense charcoal.
Tagetes lucida is hands down my favorite herb that grows with ease in Texas. As a native to México, this plant has a long story of use by the indigenous. This is a grandmother plant, a teacher and a connection with the divine.
The Aztecs had used this plant for medicinal, spiritual and culinary uses. It's leaves can be dried and used as incense for spiritual awakening, as a tea to calm gastrointestinal problems and as an ingredient to cacao to make a delicious chocolate drink. The huicholes have used this plant as a smoking blend with tobaco rusitico as a supplement to their vision quests. In Oaxaca where it grow wild in the mountains, this herb is often brewed in a strong tea to alleviate menstrual cramps.
I love this herb. I use it as incense, tea, ingredients to food, and as a special herb in my spiritual and energy cleansing baths.