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Tarragon



Tarragon herb or dragon wort is a very popular culinary herb used as flavoring agent especially in the Mediterranean cuisines. This Aromatic perennial growing plant is rich in phytonutrients as well Antioxidants that help promote health and prevent diseases.

The ancient Greeks chewed tarragon to treat toothaches because of its ability to numb the mouth. Tarragon has also been used as a Digestive aid, a mild Sedative, and as a Heart disease prevention aid. 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.The main components of tarragon are 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.

It also relieves Insomnia, hyperactivity, Depression, or Nervous exhaustion. While tarragon stimulates the Digestion, it is reputed to be a mild Sedative and has been taken to aid sleep. With its mild menstruation-inducing properties, it is taken if periods are delayed. The root has traditionally been applied to aching teeth.

Tarragon has been used in traditional medicines for stimulating the Appetite and as a remedy for Anorexia symptoms.Scientific studies suggest that Polyphenolic compounds in this herb help lower blood glucose levels. Laboratory studies on tarragon extract shows certain compounds in them inhibit platelet activation, preventing platelet aggregation and Adhesion to Blood vessel wall. Thus helps prevent clot formation inside narrow Blood vessels of Heart and brain protecting from Heart attack and Stroke.

The herb is very rich source of vitamins such as vitamin-C, vitamin-A as well as B-complex group of vitamins such as folates, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, etc that function as anti-oxidant as well as co-factors in metabolism.Tarragon is notably excellent source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium and zinc. Tarragon herb has been used in traditional medicines for stimulating the Appetite and as a remedy for Anorexia, dyspepsia, Flatulence and Hiccups.

Tarragon tea is used to cure Insomnia.Toothache Upset Stomach Loss of Appetite Intestinal Worms Hyperactivity Anti-Bacterial properties for cuts Depression

Precautions: There are no side effects reported, although there is a slight risk of allergic reaction to tarragon in certain people.Tarragon is a common herb used in French cuisine and for flavoring in pickles.People who suffer from pollen or latex Allergies may suffer an allergic reaction to tarragon as well, according to Allergized.com. An allergic reaction occurs when your Immune system reacts to a foreign substance
and defends itself by releasing histamine and antibodies, according to the Mayo Clinic. There are signs and symptoms to look for if you suspect a tarragon allergy.