Tarragon, Mexican


Scientific name: Tagetes lucida

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Mexico and C America

Medicinal use: Tagetes lucida, known as pericón or yerbanís, among other common names, is a species of plant in the Asteraceae family, native to North America. Tarragon has several very ancient uses in traditional medicine in its regions of origin. An infusion of tarragon is used in traditional medicine for various ailments of the digestive system. The essential oil of Mexican tarragon has anti-fungal properties.