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Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)



appetite-stimulating, digestive, bile flow-promoting, diuretic, sweat-inducing, menstruation-promoting

Areas of application:

Dropsy, loss of appetite, snake bites (if the leaves are applied immediately), digestion, promotes the flow of bile, the production of gastric juice is increased, kidney sluggishness, stomach weakness, flatulence, rheumatism, muscle cramps, relieves toothache

Plant parts used:

the upper third of the plant without stems

Collection time:

June to July, before flowering

To find:

Garden plant


Essential oil, tannins, flavonoids, bitter substances, plant acids, estragole, anethole, phelandrene, camphene, ocimene, limonene, potassium


☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of herb is poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and after 10 minutes strained and drunk.

Like all strong-smelling plants, tarragon is an anti-demonic agent that is said to protect against sorcery or evil forces.

The leaves can be frozen, but they will lose some of their flavor. The chopped, aromatic leaves are often used in herbal mixtures for making fish sauces, herbal vinegar, soups, salads and meat dishes. In principle, poultry should be seasoned with it. If you rub tarragon with meat, it keeps the flies away. What's cheap when grilling.

Tarragon leaves are rich in iodine, mineral salts, vitamins A and C.

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