Tarragon Essential Oil

Adam Michael has this to say “The aroma of this oil is just like smelling the fresh herbs, sweet anise, liquorice and fennel notes galore with opoponax resinous warmth and subtle green qualities. A must for citrus bouquets, lavender colognes, green accords, building boozy notes generally blends well with most herb naturals and blends especially well with galbanum natural materials.

For the therapist tarragon has digestive, deodorant and stimulant properties to name just a few. The essential oil of tarragon is produced by steam distilling the leaves and the flowering tops and is of a pourable viscosity. Known also as Estragon, this plant was introduced into Spain by the conquering Moors. The name is derived from the Arabic word ‘tharkhoum’ and the Latin word ‘dracunculus’ meaning ‘little dragon’. The leaf is also commonly used as a domestic herb and to make tarragon vinegar. This oil does contain methyl chavicol and should therefore be used in moderation and avoided during pregnancy.”

Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus

Origin: France