An aromatic plant traditionally used in cooking as a condiment. Although it originated in Russia and Siberia, it has been well acclimatised in Europe since the Middle Ages. Its roots undulate and snake. And its small leaves and flower heads concentrate characteristic, slightly bitter aniseed aromas, which are found in its essential oil.

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This plant has the same main constituent as basil: methylchavicol ether. This explains a great familiarity of aroma and very similar properties, although more specific to tarragon.

Tarragon essential oil acts specifically against neuromuscular spasms. It is used specifically to stop hiccups instantly. Tarragon essential oil will alleviate the most unpleasant manifestations of allergy. Alone or in synergy, diluted in a vegetable oil for local external use, it softens the muscles before exercise and soothes muscle cramps.

One might think that tarragon and basil, sharing the same active ingredient in large quantities, would be similar. This is only partially true: internal synergies bring their own nuances. While basil brings lightness of spirit and detachment, tarragon is clearly closer to the earth. Its sole intention is to free us - very effectively - from the clutches that paralyse our vitality.

This summary is given for information purposes: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties* presented are taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.

Emotional impact
Free one's vital resources
Olfactory notes
Slow cosmétique label