Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus
Common names of Tarragon are estragon, french tarragon, and little dragon. Tarragon is a green perennial shrub. Grows well in sunny, dry areas like western USA, southern Asia, and Siberia. Tarragon is a common french cooking herb with many medicinal values.
- Tarragon relieves digestive problem; and can help awaken the appetite.
- Tarragon is also a diuretic which helps to stimulate the kidneys to perform.
- Tarragon tea when drunk before bed can aid in overcoming insomnia. It is a successful nervine.
- Tarragon will also lower blood sugar levels.
Effects and benefits
- Tarragon helps to soothe sore muscles, cleanses the kidneys, clears the digestive tract, and reduces allergens and bacteria in the body.
- Tarragon can prevent clot formation inside tiny blood vessels of heart and brain protecting from the body from heart attack and stroke.
- Tarragon has been used in various traditional medicines for stimulating the appetite and as a remedy for anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, and hiccups.
- In dentistry it was used as a local-anesthetic and antiseptic for toothaches.
- The herb is rich in vitamin-C, vitamin-A, as well as B-complex vitamins such as folates, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, etc. It is also high in antioxidants.
- Tarragon is an excellent source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and zinc.