Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

The Tarragon grows in many gardens in Europe. However, he probably came by the Mongols in the 13th century to us. Tarragon is used medically and in the kitchen for centuries. Oldest reports about the tarragon date back to the time before Christ, more precisely by the ancient Greeks around 500 v. Chr. Tarragon oil has a strong antispasmodic effect, it is therefore ideal for spastic cough or even with muscle cramps. Likewise, it has a sedative (calming) property. Often one uses this oil in mixtures against a cold or flu that occur with paroxysmal coughing, to soothe the cough at night. However, it should be only in acute situations and are actually used only in the short term, ie a maximum for several days.

The tarragon oil

It used to be used as a tarragon demon-repelling herb and also as an antidote to poisonous animal bites or bites by wild dogs.

Today, science knows that the oil has anticonvulsant for menstrual cramps that in flatulence, so a distended abdomen, helps and soothes a so-called irritable bowel syndrome. But you should always rely on finished products at a internal use.

The oil helps to treat viral diseases in the gastro-intestinal tract, it can inhibit the proliferation of pathogenic viruses. The oil also has anti-inflammatory at a inflammatory colitis.

Tarragon oil also has an estrogen-like effect, it also has a beneficial effect on the menstrual history (emmenagog) from. PMS premenstrual syndrome, is mitigated and the consequences of a general absence of periods, which is also called amenorrhea, are also reduced.

The essential tarragon oil has been shown by its calming effect as a perfumery in anxiety and panic attacks good effect, as it has a strengthening effect on emotional overload, which occurs due to stress.

Tarragon oil acts as a tonic for the digestive system against flatulence, gastritis, slow digestion or constipation. It is an antiallergic, for example, in allergic asthma, hay fever or spasmodic cough.

It relieves painful menstruation, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.

With weak nerves and lack of mental capacity, the tarragon oil strengthens and builds us.

People with excessive doubt and great listlessness helps the oil to make decisions.

Tarragon oil is used in detergents, in soaps, in perfumes and other cosmetic products.

The preparation is done by steam distillation of the leaves. The tarragon oil has a light yellow to amber color. The scent is characteristic sweet to spicy, it is reminiscent of anise, licorice at anything celery or basil. It is earthy, exotic and sensual, tart, spicy and warm.

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