Tarragon essential oil can be used externally for a range of therapeutic effects. It supports healthy circulation and the natural detox of effective digestion, which can be very helpful for arthritus. It can be used with a carrier oil to massage direct to the stomach for cramping, it has antispasmodic properties and can be included in a steam inhalation for coughs. And may be helpful for its balancing effect in regulating menstruation. Blends well with Lavender, Lemon, Clary Sage, Thyme.
- Female Cycle
Tarragon essential oil can be used to support the menstruation process when delayed, as well as the regulation of imbalances like dysmerrhoea.
For period cramps, add 5 drops of Tarragon and 3 drops of Peppermint to a bath - or to a bowl of hot water, wet and wring cloth to apply as compress over the small of the back or onto the lower abdomen, repeat every 30 minutes if required.
- Chronic Cough
To support healthy respiratory function and help clear congestion and assist recovery from cough spasms, add 3-5 drops of Tarragon to a steam inhalation with 5 drops of Eucalyptus Australian and 5 drops of Lavender Spike or add to 1/4 tsp Olive oil and rub on chest.
To support the digestive system or natural recovery from spasms, cramps and diarrhoea, add 5 drops of Tarragon with 3 drops of Peppermint in 1/4 tsp of Olive oil and massage onto the tummy, effect should be noticed within 15min, if necessary repeat every hour.
Safety: Avoid use during pregnancy. French practitioners state no other contraindications for Tarragon, at least not for topical use. Avoid contact with eyes: flush with water. If ingested, drink milk. Keep out of reach of children.Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.
Tarragon is probably best known for its contribution to French cuisine but it has also been long established as a curative herb. In France, where it is widely appreciated, women will include it in their diet to help regulate menstruation. It is a perennial herb and thrives near rivers. The essential oil of Tarragon is extracted by steam distillation of its silvery-green leaves and yellow flower tops. It was first called 'Estragon' and was introduced into Spain by the conquering Moors. Tarragon oil is reported to have anti-spasmodic, ciruculatory, digestive, stimulant, vermifuge and deodorant properties.Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and under no circumstances should they be taken as recommendations for cures or treatments for diseases or medical conditions. Therapeutic oils are used to support natural body functions and work in harmony with our body's physiology.
Artemesia dracunculus, flowering plant, distilled, certified organic, France.
Methyl chavicol (Estragole), cis-beta-Ocimene, trans-beta-Ocimene, Limonene