Tarragon esential oil, artimisia dracunculus, as claimed by aromatherapists, are as an anti-rheumatic, aperitif, digestive, deodorant, emmenagogue, stimulant and vermifuge. There is also documentation indicating that it may be a menstrual regulator.
Tarragon, artimisia dracunculus, is a perennial herb that thrives near water. It has a woody stem that reaches to about 1 meter (3 feet) high. The leaves are silver-green and covered with fine silky hairs and pale yellow flowers. The name is derived from the Arabic word 'Tharkhoum' and the Latin word 'Dracunculus' meaning 'little dragon' - probably because of the way the root seems to coil up like a dragon.
Tarragon essential oil blends well with the following essential oils: lavender, pine and basil, and some of the spice oils.
Tarragon essential oil cautions -It is a non-irritant and non-sensitizing essential oil. Nonetheless, it can be moderately toxic due to the methyl chavicol in the oil. Therefore, it should be used properly diluted in a carrier oil and should be avoided completely during pregnancy.
Tarragon oil properties - Anti-rheumatic, aperitif, digestive, deodorant, emmenagogue, stimulant and vermifuge