Tarragon tea has been known in many parts of the world for a long time as a useful herb. It has been included in the list of folk remedies against toothaches, snakebites and some parasitic infections.
Tarragon is an aromatic herb that is widely used in creating culinary delights. The leaves and stems of tarragon are used as seasoning in cooking, and it imparts a sweet, rather anise or licorice-like flavor to the food. Vinegar is also created from tarragon, and is used to flavor salads.
Tarragon is associated with wormwood, and grows to about 2 feet. Tarragon has long, narrow leaves and produces small flowers, typically colored yellow-black.
Tarragon has the following constituents: estragole, anethol, terpenes trans-b-ocimene, cis-b-ocimene and y-terpineol, p-methoxy cinnamaldehyde, phellandrene, a- and b-pinene, camphene, limonene and eugenol.
These active constituents give tarragon its vaunted healing properties. These properties are typically derived by making tarragon tea from the dried leaves and stems of the plant.
Tarragon tea is typically prepared by taking a cup of boiling water and pouring over one tablespoon dried tarragon stems and leaves. Then let it stand for ten minutes. Drink tarragon tea warm. Drinking at least one cup of tarragon tea per day is recommended.
As with most herbs, it is best to consult first with your physicians before trying out tarragon tea herbal remedy.
Some health benefits attributed to Tarragon tea are:
- May help promote bile-production by the liver. Bile aids in digestion and facilitates the process of detoxification in the body.
- Claimed to help fight fatigue and calm the nerves.
- Used to help fight intestinal worms.
- Said to be useful in fighting insomnia.
- Believed to be effective against toothaches.
- Has anti-bacterial properties that may be used to disinfect cuts and wounds.
- Thought to help induce the appetite.
- May help enhance the mood and fight depression.