Tagetes lucida


"Mexican Tarragon Psychoactive Effects and Lucid Dreams".


"for Mexican Tarragon I was able to track down a reasonably methodical study: Lazar, 2002 (Page 1176, Entheogen Review Archive).

It creates ... increased dreaming (sometimes with weird content).” ...

There are also various anecdotal reports from around the web confirming that the plant does in fact deserve its status as an oneirogen. ... but it will have its own unique character that you can incorporate into your oneironautic arsenal alongside lucid dreaming induction techniques such as WILD or WBTB. ...

Mexican tarragon ... consume it orally.

... it’s vitally important to use very fresh leaves of this Mexican Marigold plant. The active ingredients seem to quickly dissipate and are not effective in the dried products available on the market.

This essentially means that if you wish to pursue an experience with Tagetes Lucida, you must grow your own. ...

We have found that when ingesting this herb it is necessary to eat something with it (e.g., crackers, a cookie, etc.) so it will travel quickly to the intestine where it is absorbed.” ...

Mexican Tarragon is a proven oneirogen that you can use to explore altered dream states, if you invest the necessary time to grow ... it.

Its effects, though real, are subtle compared to some other dreams herbs."


"Texas Tarragon". https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Texas_Tarragon_13513.php

"The plant known as Texas tarragon is botanically classified as Tagetes lucida. It is known as Mexican tarragon or Mexican mint marigold. The perennial herb is also commonly called False tarragon, Winter tarragon, and Yerba anise throughout its native range. ...

Add chopped Texas tarragon to egg dishes, butters and cheeses. When heated, the flavor breaks down quickly, so add Texas tarragon towards the end of cooking. Texas tarragon can be preserved by steeping the leaves in vinegar, thus infusing the vinegar with its aroma and flavor. The leaves can also be dried; however, the flavor can be less intense than when fresh."


"Mexican Tarragon Growing Information". https://greenharvest.com.au/SeedOrganic/HerbSeeds/MexicanTarragonGrowingInformation.html

"Botanical Name:Tagetes lucida
Common Names: Mexican Tarragon also known as Sweet Mace, Winter Tarragon, Cloud Plant and Sweet Marigold.
Plant Family: Asteraceae

Plant Description
An easy to grow perennial that is native to Mexico. It prefers a position in full sun and a deep, fertile soil. This herb grows to 70 cm and produces a cluster of erect stems with linear leaves that are 4 cm long and 1 cm wide. The bright golden yellow flowers, 1 cm across, occur in clusters of up to 15 at the top of the plant in summer. The flowers will continue into autumn if the dead flowers are continuously removed. The leaves have a distinct aniseed scent and flavour which is similar to French Tarragon but much stronger. In frost-free areas the plant will continue to grow into winter.

Planting Details
Sow When: Late spring by seed or division.
Planting Depth: 3 - 5 mm.
Spacing: 30 - 45 cm apart.
Position: full sun.
Soil Type: deep and fertile, pH 6.5 - 7

Food: it can be used sparingly as a substitute for French Tarragon in any recipe."


"Tagetes 'Mexican Mint Marigold'". [live plant]


Our Price: $5.95

ZONE: 8 - 11
SIZE: 24"H x 15"S
BLOOM: Bright Yellow, Late Summer

Availability: Back in Stock 12.15.18"


"Tagetes Lucida (Mexican Mint Marigold / Mexican Tarragon) Seeds".


$1.95 for 50 seeds

"Mexican Mint Marigold (Sweet Mace, Mexican Tarragon)".


$2.75 for 200 seeds

"Often compared to licorice and anise. Leaves are best used raw or added at the end of cooking; goes well in ... soups, salads, pestos, and vinegars."


"Tagetes lucida (Mexican Tarragon)". dried leaves

https://www.shamansgarden.com/p-160-tagetes-lucida-mexican-tarragon.aspx $5.99 for 1 oz [THIS IS THE CHEAPEST PRICE, among vendors on the internet]

"Tagetes lucida (Mexican Tarragon) Leaves, Whole from Mexico".

https://maya-ethnobotanicals.com/item/tagetes-lucida $3.23 for 10g

"Mexican Tarragon Leaves, Whole, 10 Gr from Mexico".

https://katukina.com/products/aromatics/mexican-tarragon $5.20

"Tarragon-Mexican Dried Spice Herb".

https://www.catspawfarm.com/Tarragon-Mexican-Dried-Spice-Herb_p_235.html $11.50 for 16g

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


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