Health Benefits of Tarragon Herb

Let's talk about Tarragon herb!

I like how beneficial this herb is for your body, as it's packed with essential vitamins and phytonutrients.

In France, they call it the "king of herbs", and while it is a wonderful addition to your kitchen and your dishes, I believe it's important to know just how useful it is for helping your health.

You can use it fresh or in capsule or dried form.

Tarragon Herb Benefits

As I mentioned, tarragon is popular worldwide not just because it can be used for culinary purposes, but because it can also provide its health benefits. Some of these benefits include the following:

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  • Toothache Remedy: even in ancient times, tarragon was being used to obtain temporary relief against toothache.

    According to studies, the herb's ability to relieve pain due to toothache is due to the eugenol substance it contains that can also be found in clove oil. Apart from relieving pain, it can also help alleviate sore gums.

  • Appetite Stimulant: this herb is also capable of stimulating your appetite.

    Tarragon, along with other herbs, can help increase the appetite and it can be used for cooking purposes safely; this means it can be used to boost the appetite of ill or sick individuals.

  • Aids Digestion: apart from adding flavor to dishes, tarragon is also helpful in calming upset stomach due to stress, as well as improving the digestive processes.

    Using the essential oil obtained from tarragon can help ease digestion, especially when combined with raw honey and anise seed oil. However, remember that if you are allergic to any of these herbs or to honey, make sure that you avoid using it against digestive problems.
  • Antioxidant Properties: this herb, particularly its Turkish variety, contains high amount of antioxidant properties that are helpful in neutralizing the negative effects of free radicals in the body.

    If you are unaware of it, these free radicals are metabolism byproducts that can cause damage to body cells, especially if the body fails to eliminate it as waste.

    Remember that if you fail to eliminate a high amount of free radicals from your body, the damage it can cause may lead to the development of cancer conditions.

    However, adding tarragon oil to your regular dishes can help prevent these free radicals from damaging your cells, thus reducing the risk of cancer.

    Apart from that, the oil obtained from tarragon also contains antifungal and antibacterial properties, meaning it can also be used as a potent cure against various types of infections.

As I point out with other types of herbs, it's necessary to consult your physician first before using it as part of your dishes or as treatment or as a preventive measure against various conditions.

This is to make sure you're not allergic to it and that its use will not put your health at risk.

You should also discuss with your physician the herbs or ingredients that you can use in conjunction with tarragon herb, as well as the medications  you are currently consuming to make sure that it will not cause any form of complication.

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