Tarragon Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Sweet-anisic, spicy-green
Largest Producing Countries: Hungary, France, and USA
Traditional Use: Used throughout the culinary industry. Medicinally it is known for its benefits on the digestive system. It was once used to treat snake and other venomous bites.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitif, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypnotic, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge
Benefits: Flatulence, hiccoughs, intestinal spasm, nervous indigestion, sluggish digestion. The carminative and digestive properties of this oil make it useful in for digestive upsets.
Blends Well With: Basil, cistus, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, pine, vanilla
Of Interest: The plant is considered a good companion plant, since it deters bugs and insects with its aroma and taste.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).