Tarragon Artemisia dracunculus

Artemisia dracunculus
  • Common Names
  • Tarragon
  • Botanical Name
  • Artemisia dracunculus
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Tarragon

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How to Use: Tarragon

Tarragon has never been highly valued as a medicinal herb but it makes up for it by being a star in the kitchen. John Evelyn said "'Tis highly cordial and friendly to the head, heart, and liver." 1, which is as good a recommendation as any. The leaves contain an essential oil very similar in composition to anise that contributes to much of the herbs flavor, and is mostly lost in the drying of the herb. The best way to enjoy the subtle and tasty benefits of tarragon is to have it growing close at hand.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :culinary seasoning, vinegar

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Tarragon Remedies

In the Kitchen: Makes an excellent vinegar, gives a spicy,sweet flavor to fish, eggs, cheese and sauces. In French cuisine, it is an integral part of fines herbes and dijon mustard.

Tarragon Side Effects: None noted

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books citedWorks Cited
  1. W. T. Fernie ,M.D. 1897. "Herbal Simples Approved For Modern Uses Of Cure"
  2. Grieve, Maud Mrs. "A Modern Herbal" (1931)