Tarragon Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Artemisia dracunculus

Hungary, France, and USA

Source Location

Plant part used

Hungary, France, and USA

Leaves

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distillation

Clear to pale yellow

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thin

Medium

Fragrance

Sweet and fresh, very spicy, hint of licorice

Benefits/Uses/Systems

Digestive issues: flatulence, upset stomach, indigestion, bloating, slow digestion, internal spasms, dyspepsia, nervous indigestion, anorexia, colitis, worms, gas, hiccups; menstrual issues: regulate menstrual cycle, menstrual pains, cramps; pain: muscle tension, gout, arthritis, sciatica; insect repellant, venomous bites; strengthens immune system, viruses; stimulates circulatory system, heart palpitations;

Blends Well With

Carrot Seed, Lavender, Lime, Rosewood

Main Constituents

methyl chavicol, phellandrene, capillene, cymene, methoxycoumarin, nerol, thujone, linalyl

Properties

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, antiallergenic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypnotic, stimulant, stomachic

Safety

Use diluted. Don't ingest. Avoid during pregnancy, or with children and infants.