The Therapeutic Benefits Of Tarragon

The therapeutic benefits of tarragon are many. Learn how tarragon has many uses in aromatherapy.

Tarragon is an herb, which has a flavor that resembles licorice. It was used during the Middle Ages as an antidote for poisonous snakebites.

Today it is used mainly in cooking but still has medicinal values when added to foods. It is great for the digestive system; it relieves stomach cramps and promotes the appetite.

It is also in many folk remedies for toothaches. It can be used to promote menstruation, and fights fatigue and calm the nerves. Tarragon can also be substituted for salt for people with high blood pressure.

Tarragon also promotes the production of bile by the liver, which aids in digestion and helps to speed the process of eliminating toxic waste in the body. Tarragon tea can be made to aid in this process. To prepare tarragon tea, take one cup boiling water and pour over one tablespoon tarragon and let stand for ten minutes, and drink. It is recommended to drink at least one cup of tarragon tea per day.

When tarragon goes through the process of being dried for commercial use in foods, the drying takes away the valuable characteristics of the essential oil. Dried tarragon is best used in teas or in food.

The main component of tarragon is what is known as estragole and ocimene. These with tannins, bitters, terpenes, flavonoids and coumarin, give the healing properties for the stomach and liver.

Children are prone to getting intestinal worms; tarragon is extremely valuable at fighting this parasite. Tarragon tea is essential in removing these parasites, take one quart of boiling water and one ounce of tarragon leaves, pour water over leaves and let stand for ten minutes, strain and drink two cups in the morning and refrigerate the remaining.

It is recommended to drink at least four cups per day, once in the morning and in the evening.

Always check with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements.

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