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Artemisia Oracunculus

Name: Tarragon
Biological Name: Artemisia Oracunculus
Other Names:  Little Dragon, Mugwort, Estragon
Parts Used: Dried aerial parts of the plant
Active Compounds:  
Volatile oil: of complex organization, according to breed, including alpha-pinenes, beta-pinenes, camphene, limonene, linalool, ocimene, myrcene, chavicol methyl ether, Flavonoids,  Hydroxycoumarins, Polyynes
Therapeutic Uses:
Tarragon is considered to be an appetite stimulant.

Description: The plant is indigenous to Russia (Russian Tarragon) and Mongolia and is cultivated widely.
The plant is a glabrous, 60 to 120 cm high herbaceous perennial. There are numerous stems, which are bushily branched with flowering branches at the top. The leaves are simple, lanceolate-linear, 2 to 10 cm by 2 to 10 mm, thorn-tipped, entire or slightly serrate, and somewhat glossy. It has an aromatic and intense odor.


Mode of Administration: Both the fresh and dried plant is used. ( Pick tarragon leaves or herbs when in bloom and dry carefully. )  This is mostly used as a culinary herb.
Safety: No health hazards or side effects are known when used properly and in therapeutic dosages.

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