Benefits of 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 obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of this plant.
Characteristics of tarragon essential oil
Tarragon essential oil is a colorless or pale yellow oil
What does tarragon essential oil contain?
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.
Tarragon essential oil may be toxic due to its content of estragole.
– 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.
More information on other essential oils and tarragon
26 November, 2019