Tarragon Essential Oil
Tarragon is an aromatic, perennial herb with fragrant green leaves and greenish white flowers.
- Botanical Family: Asteraceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Tarragon is comprised of phenylpropanoids (methyl chavicol syn. estragole).
- Digestive: helps to relieve stress related digestive upsets
- Musculoskeletal: soothes muscular aches, pains, cramps, and spasms
- Nervous System: helps with stress and nervousness
- Reproductive: supports PMS symptoms and cramps and regulates menstrual cycles
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus Chakra with balancing and protective powers.
- Scent Profile: Mid note that has a sweet and peppery aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Tarragon can last up to 12 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Bitter Orange, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Coriander, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Sage, Spearmint, Tangerine, White Sage
- Avoid during pregnancy as it is potentially carcinogenic and can inhibit blood clotting due to estragole and methyleugenol content.
- Inhibits blood clotting.
- Should not be taken in oral doses.
Products Using Tarragon Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.