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
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.
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