Beneficial properties of Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus

Antioxidant properties and source of vitamins and mineral salts


Here are several applications of Tarragon:

  • Digestive tonic; its smell is strong and slightly acrid, it stimulates the appetite, it an effective remedy for ailments such as colitis and aerophagia.
    It is also a mild sedative for treating stomach pain. These properties are due to the presence of mono terpenes and flavonoids that stimulate the production of gastric juices.

  • Powerful antispasmodic; it fights respiratory allergies, rheumatic and menstrual pains, neuritis and polyneuritis, cramps and spasms (hiccups).
  • It facilitates the intake of bitter medicines. If you chew Tarragon leaves, you will reduce the sensitivity of the taste buds.
  • Tarragon contains many mineral salts and vitamins, in particular vitamin A and vitamin C, antioxidant and essential substances to strengthen our immune system.
  • Tarragon is used against toothache and bad breath, it is depurative and antibacterial and thins the blood.


Plants are our great allies, but they can interact with drugs, not suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding or for our personal sensibilities.

It is therefore always advisable to ask the suggestion of a professional.

Essential Oils, in the majority of cases, must be used diluted in carrier oils or with other vegetal substances.

As it treats of essences, they can also be irritating, especially for particularly sensitive people.

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