Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
The health benefits of Tarragon essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-rheumatic, aperitif, circulatory, digestive, deodorant, emenagogue, stimulant, and vermifuge substance.
Tarragon is a small, bushy plant, favored by the culinary industry for the uniquely sweet and spicy flavor, reminiscent of licorice. Used in aromatherapy, tarragon is refreshing and uplifting for the spirit.
Known over the world with nicknames of 'Little Dragon' and 'King of Herbs', this plant is renowned for its healing benefits.
As an herbal medicine, Tarragon has been traditionally used for a vast variety of applications. Throughout Mongolia, it was used to assist in clearer breathing, and as a sleep aid. In Middle Eastern cultures, it was considered a powerful aphrodisiac and was used in many sensual remedies. Among the Greeks and Romans, Tarragon was employed to treat cholera and toothaches. Native Americans even used this herb to soothe heart palpitations by chewing on the leaves.
Properties: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Vermifuge, Emmenagogue
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.