Supplement: Tarragon

Supplement: Tarragon

Supplement: Tarragon




Other Names:

Armoise Âcre, Artemisia dracunculus, Artemisia glauca, Dragonne, Estragon, Estragón, Herbe Dragon, Herbe au Dragon, Little Dragon, Mugwort, Petit Dragon.

Tarragon is an herb. Some people call it “mugwort.” Be careful not to confuse tarragon with mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris).

The parts of the tarragon plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Tarragon is used to treat digestion problems, poor appetite, water retention, and toothache; to start menstruation; and to promote sleep.

In foods and beverages, tarragon is used as a culinary herb.

In manufacturing, tarragon is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Tarragon is a good source of potassium. It also contains ingredients that seem to be able to fight certain bacteria.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Digestion problems.
Menstrual problems.
Water retention.
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of tarragon for these uses.

Tarragon is safe in food amount and seems to be safe when used short-term as a medicine. Long-term use of tarragon might cause cancer, because it contains a chemical called estragole.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use tarragon in medicinal amounts if you are pregnant. It might start your period and endanger the pregnancy.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Tarragon may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking tarragon.

We currently have no information for TARRAGON Interactions.

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