Tarragon Essential Oil (Hungary)
Active Ingredient: Methyl chaviol: 80.1%
Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Tarragon is a perennial herb that thrives near water. It has a woody stem that reaches to about 1 meter (3 feet) high. The leaves are silver-green and covered with fine silky hairs and pale yellow flowers.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid
Common Uses: The therapeutic properties of Tarragon Essential Oil, as claimed by aromatherapists, are as an anti-rheumatic, digestive, deodorant, emmenagogue, stimulant and vermifuge agent. There is also documentation indicating that it may be a menstrual regulator.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, and Birch Sweet.
Aromatic Scent: Tarragon Essential Oil has a richly sweet, anise-like (black licorice), green scent with spicy tones.
History: The name is derived from the Arabic word 'Tharkhoum' and the Latin word 'Dracunculus' meaning 'little dragon' - probably because of the way the root seems to coil up like a dragon.