Tagetes lucida, also known as Mexican tarragon, yauhtli and sweet marigold, is a member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). It is a beautiful, bright green perennial herb from the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico.
In ceremonies, the Huichol reportedly have visions when smoking the herb in combination with the consumption of fermented Tarragon tea. The fresh herb is used worldwide for cooking, because of its savoury anise-like flavour.
Tagetes lucida is said to produce everything from euphoria to "closed-eye-images" that are similar to those of Peyote. The herb is also used to relax the stomach and for feeling better after consuming large quantities of alcohol.
Drink as tea, or use in small amounts for cooking.