Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Tarragon essential oil

(Artemisia dracunculus)

TARRAGON ESSENTIAL OIL

What is tarragon essential oil?

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is an herb native to Central Asia, which was introduced in Europe as a medicinal plant in the Middle Ages.

Tarragon essential oil is a colorless or pale yellow oil which is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of this plant.

Tarragon essential oil contains estragole (68-70%), cis-and trans-ocimene (12%), limonene (2-6%), thujone, phellandrene, Capilene. * More information: Composition of Tarragon.

Properties of essential oil of tarragon

Tarragon essential oil is used in aromatherapy for its digestive and carminative properties that help treat indigestion, hiccups and flatulence.

It is also a relaxing oil, indicated for insomnia, nervousness and stress.

Caution: essential oil of tarragon is Not recommended because it can be toxic.

CAUTION

Tarragon essential oil may be toxic due to its content of estragole.

- The estragole is the major component of the essential oil, which is also found in other plants such as star anise, fennel and basil.

- Scientific studies warn the estragole may be toxic because of its carcinogenic potential.

- For its thujone content, this oil has abortifacient properties.

* More information: see tarragon toxicity in the listing above.

punto rojo More information on tarragon in the listing above

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