Tarragon essential oil has many health benefits that can be attributed to its properties as vermifuge, stimulant, emenagogue, deodorant, digestive, circulatory, aperitif and anti – rheumatic substance. The medicinal uses of the tarragon essential oil were known for ling period and also this herb has been used in cooking for generations. The common name that is used for Tarragon is Little Dragon. The botanical name of Tarragon is Artemisia Dracunculus and Dracunculus means Little Dragon. The exact reason for this name is not known. Tarragon essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of its flowering tops and leaves. Phellandrene, ocimene, estragole and cineol are the main components of tarragon essential oil. Tarragon essential oil blends well with rosewood, lime, lavender and carrot seed oils. This essential oil has estragole which is making it poisonous. Estragole is another name for methyl chavicol. This is a reason why it should not be given to pregnant women and children. Tarragon essential oil increases appetite and it treats gas, flatulence, dyspepsia, anorexia and infections in the urinary system.
Tarragon essential oil benefits
Kills intestinal worms: Tarragon essential oil is toxic which means that it can kill any worms in the body. These includes tapeworms and roundworms which are found in the intestines, hookworms which are found in any part of your body and even maggots which live on wounds. It is alright to use the tarragon essential oil externally but if you are using it orally, then you need to be extremely careful because it is a toxic substance.
Stimulates nervous system: Tarragon essential oil can stimulate the brain, endocrinal, circulatory, digestive and nervous systems. This means that tarragon essential oil can stimulate the whole metabolic system and as a result of it immunity and growth are stimulated.
Tarragon essential oil uses
Acts as an emenagogue: Tarragon essential oil can ease the menstruation, regulate periods and clears obstructions during menses. Also it can give a relief from the problems like annoyance, fatigue, nausea and abdominal pain.
Eliminates bad odor: Tarragon essential oil has spicy smell which is used to keep the body odor away. Also it can inhibit the growth of microbes in the skin which can help to reduce the body odor.
Improves digestion: Tarragon essential oil speeds up digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices, gastric juices such as bile and acids, into the stomach which can help to break down the food into many nutrients and this will stimulate the peristaltic motion in the intestines. This will facilitate the motion of food through the whole digestive system.
Boosts blood circulation: Tarragon essential oil can improve the circulation of blood and lymph and it can help in the proper distribution of enzymes, hormones, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. This will not let the toxins to accumulate in particular places, such as your joints.
Increases appetite: Tarragon essential oil can stimulate the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach which can increase the appetite. This starts from our mouth where we know that the production of the saliva is stimulated. Also we know that the down below, bile and gastric juices are secreted into the stomach which is speeding up the digestion of food that is already present, if any, in your stomach. This will help to empty your stomach which can increase the appetite.
Treats arthritis: There are two main causes for arthritis and rheumatism. They are the accumulation of toxins, such as uric acid in the body and the other one is the improper circulation of blood and lymph, especially in the limbs. These conditions can be cured by natural cures that are circulatory or detoxifier agent. Tarragon essential oil is circulatory substance. It can help to increase the circulation which will bring warmth to the affected parts of your body and this will not let the uric acid to accumulate in one place. Also this essential oil can help detoxification by stimulating excretion and urination, which both can help to remove toxins.