Tarragon

Tarragon herb or dragon worth 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.

Health benefits of Tarragon Herb:

  • Helps detoxification by stimulating urination and excretion, through which toxins are removed.
  • Helps in the proper distribution of nutrients, oxygen, hormones and enzymes throughout the body as well as does not let toxins accumulate at particular places, such as joints.
  • Helps break down food into various nutrients and by stimulating the peristaltic motion of the intestines which facilitates the motion of food through the whole digestive system.
  • The spicy smell of tarragon is used to keep body odor away. It also inhibits growth of microbes on the skin thereby further reducing the body odor.
  • It stimulates brain, nervous system, digestive system, circulatory system and the endocrinal system.
  • It increases appetite and treats anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, gas, etc.

 

Nutrients of Tarragon Herb:
Tarragon herb is rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin-C, vitamin-A, B-complex, foliates, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin and minerals (calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and zinc).

Dosage level on Tarragon Herb:
The herb is usually preferred in tea form which can be made by steeping one teaspoon of the herbal extract in a cup of boiling water.

 

Cautions and Warning using Tarragon Herb:
Tarragon contains a chemical called estragole which when taken at a high dosage level may cause liver cancer. However, short term and optimum usage of the herb is considered safe.

 

 

For more information about Tarragon herb, visit link below:

Tarragon Herb at WebMD
Tarragon Herb at HerbWisdom
Tarragon Herb at Organic Facts
Tarragon Herb at Nutricap Labs
Tarragon Herb at Nutrition and You