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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Use: all; just the leaves for seasoning.
Also called: Dragon's mugwort
Primarily used for seasoning, this herb grows to about 24 inches tall; prefers semi-shade and very gentle winters. It has a taste of licorice, and is ubiquitous in French cuisine.
Tarragon has been used for a variety of reasons over the years. Chief among them is it is a digestive aid, an emmenagogue and a mild sedative. Historically, it was also used to rid children of intestinal worms.


WARNING: Long-term and excessive internal use of the essential oil has been associated with causing cancer.

Used for:

  • Promotes menstruation
  • Diuretic
  • Digestion
  • Emmenagogue
  • Toothache
  • Intestinal Worms
  • Sedative

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