Mexican Mint Marigold Tagetes lucida
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Mexican Mint Marigold is a perennial plant species native to Mexico and Central America. This strain of Marigold was a popular entheogen among the Aztecs,
as well as a ritualistic incense referred to as "Yauhtli." Mexican Mint Marigold ( Tagetes Lucida ) has also been infused with Nicotiana rustica ( Tobacco ) in a
smoking blend that was utilized in combination with peyote and
other psychedelic plants. Tagetes Lucida is the scientific name for the plant species. The Mexican Mint Marigold has a long history of use as a medicinal and
culinary herb as well.
Although much of the modern world refuses to investigate sacred plants like the Tagetes Lucida species, it's ancient origins of use as a successful medicine,
entheogen and culinary herb teach us otherwise. Aside from this successful history of use, there is in fact a scientific understanding on chemicals found within
this plant and many others. Tagetes Lucida contains the following compounds: Anethole, Ohavicol, Coumarin ( also found in Tumeric), Estragole, Isorhamnefin, Methyleugenol, and Quercitin. These compounds are of great
importance in fields such as phytochemistry. Phytochemistry is a very important field when it comes to research and production of modern pharmaceutical
I mentioned earlier the sacred Aztec incense known as "Yauhtli." I'd like to briefly discuss the history of natural aromatics. Incense have a long history of use among cultures around the world. These incense are not like the "stick incense" people buy today. Honestly, those "stick incense" are fake imitations that seem to cause
more nasal irritation than anything else. Natural incense are raw plant materials that are burned. Ancient beliefs regard these aromatic plants to have super-
human inducing powers. Many of them are used in combination with meditation practices to stimulate the third eye and lift spiritual vibrations.
Non Medicinal Uses:
Both the fresh and dried leaves of Tagetes Lucida are used as a tarragon substitute when flavoring culinary dishes. They are also said to have a similar flavor
to that of anise tea. The flowers of the Mexican Mint Marigold are also used to produce a yellow dye. The dried flowers of this plant make an excellent natural
insect repellent which is great for use in gardens everywhere. You can collect the flowers, dry them out and then add them to a spray bottle with 75% water and 25% liquor. The
spray is completely harmless to the plants and easily washes off in the rain.
Medicinal & Entheogenic Use:
The Mexican Mint Marigold was also used by the Huichol for it's psychotropic and entheogenic effects. The Huichol would combine the plant with Tobacco.
One study suggest that an methanolic extract captured from the flowers of Tagetes Lucida seems to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and
Candida albicans in cultures. These are rather remarkable discoveries that I believe should not be ignored. Making and using a home-made spray that contains the dried flowers of the Mexican Mint Marigold should prove a very effective house hold cleaner.
Organic Mexican Mint Marigold Scientific Name Tagetes lucida
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