Plant Morphology: Growth Form: It is a perennial, semi-woody shrub which can grow to about 40 – 70 cm tall, sometimes up to 80 cm tall. Foliage: Leaves are. 1 Jan Tagetes lucida is a perennial herb which is available in numerous cultivated forms and strains, which are often hard to distinguish from one. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Tagetes Lucida. List of various diseases cured by Tagetes Lucida. How Tagetes Lucida is effective for various.

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It is used as a medicinal plant and as a culinary herb.

Tagetes lucida – Picture of Ecoherbes Park, L’Ampolla

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Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. My favorite method of taking Tagetes lucida is to boil grams in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Usage Not much is known about psychoactive properties and dosage. This effect was enhanced with exposure to ultraviolet light.

Tagetes lucida – Marigolds

A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers[]. This is a very popular drink in Latin America[]. A very ornamental plant, there are some named varieties.


I discovered that the Huichol also smoke the dried herbage of Tagetes lucida during their peyote ceremonies, and tagrtes they believe that this empowers the effects of the peyote greatly.

Bundles of the dried herbage are placed as offerings in temples, administrative buildings, and sacred sites in Mexico. Dried Tagetes lucida herbage is very fragrant and can be used as a flavoring spice in cooking, as a remedy for digestive troubles, and of course to induce visions.

For more information about QR Codes click here. Mineral contributions from some traditional Mexican teas. All Tagetes species contain potentially aromatic essential oils.

The roots, stems, and leaves also had the same effect when irradiated with UV light. If you had to claim religious affiliation, what would it be? I find that smoking the herbage and drinking Tagetes lucida tea made from the leaf brings on a very relaxed and sleepy state.

Working with Tagetes lucida usually makes me feel sleepy, so I find it best to take just before bed. It is used internally in the treatment of diarrhoea, nausea, indigestion, colic, hiccups, malaria and feverish illnesses[].

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The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: The dried plant is burnt as an incense and to repel insects[].

Also present in Tagetes lucida are thiophene compounds and benzofurans.

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Not much is known about psychoactive properties and dosage. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

It prefers dry or moist soil. Dream On, Keith Reply. In late summer it bears clusters ljcida small golden yellow flower heads on the ends of the stems. Your email address will not be published.

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Depictions of flowers having five petals are often found in pre-Columbian art, and it is widely believed that these are representations of the Tagetes species. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.