Tarragon is a bushy perennial that belongs to the Asteraceae family. With highly branched stems and leaves, this fragrant herb is native to Central Asia. In medieval times, it was believed that Tarragon’s root looked like a dragon. Therefore, it was thought to be effective against snake bites and gave birth to many names for the herbincluding dragonne, herbs à dragon or serpentine. It was also thought to be a powerful digestive tonic. Both spicy and sweet, the aroma of Tarragon Essential Oil can be described as a pleasant combination of anise and basil. It is still widely used for digestive wellness today and is one of the main herbs used in French cooking for its aromatic compounds and ability to stimulate appetite. Tarragon essential oil has been studied and shown to actually reduce pain-related symptoms in those suffering from rheumatism and arthritis. This pain is due to improper circulation of the blood and the accumulation of toxins. Tarragon helps to improve circulation in the body and stimulates your body's natural detoxification process to remove toxins from affected areas.
Botanical Name - Artemisia dracunculus
Plant Part: Leaves - Extraction Method: Steam Distilled - Country of Origin: USA - Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid - Strength of Aroma: Medium - Aromatic Scent: Tarragon Essential Oil has a richly sweet, anise-like (black licorice), green scent with spicy tones -
Tarragon is a perennial herb that thrives near water. It has a woody stem that reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) high. The leaves are silver-green and covered with fine silky hairs and pale yellow flowers.
The name is derived from the Arabic word 'Tharkhoum' and the Latin word 'Dracunculus' meaning 'little dragon' - probably because of the way the root seems to coil up like a dragon.
Cautions: Tarragon Essential Oil is a non-irritant and non-sensitizing essential oil. Nonetheless, it can be moderately toxic due to the methyl chavicol in the oil. Therefore, it should be used in dilution and avoided completely during pregnancy.
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