Today diseases have progressed a lot with the improvement of human societies. One way to save people from various diseases is to understand nature and the benefits of plants and fruits fully.
Tarragon, a well-known plant with a long history, is widely used as a seasoning and flavoring in most countries due to its unique taste and aroma. The discovery of this plant dates to BC. Tarragon belongs to the Daisy family due to its appearance, which has green, narrow, long, delicate leaves and yellow flowers.
Tarragon has been used for centuries by many cultures and countries as an alternative natural medicine for many diseases and health disorders and still has its uses.
Tarragon, also known as Estragon, is a perennial plant native to Eurasia and the northern regions of North America. This plant can grow four to six feet tall and spread quickly through rhizome roots. Tarragon has many health benefits, from antioxidants to muscle strength to improving digestion. Tarragon can be used in cooked and sauced dishes or boiled in water to make an infusion.
Tarragon can be a salt substitute. Patients prohibited from consuming salt can use Tarragon in their food instead of salt. Feel yourself with salt and use Tarragon’s pleasant taste and healing benefits.
Benefits of Tarragon
Besides its cooking uses, Tarragon can also be used as an alternative herbal medicine. This plant has many benefits, some of which are:
- Strengthening the gums and the teeth
- Useful for diabetic patients and blood sugar regulation
- Strengthening the body’s defense system
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Enhance vision
- Prevent cataracts
- Treatment of anemia
- Cleansing the liver
- Help to lose weight
- Reduction of menstrual pains
- Regulation of blood pressure
- Fix insomnia
- Eliminate bad breath
- Memory improvement
- Toothache pain killer
- Regulation of body water
- Strengthening nerves
- Relieve depression
- Improve blood circulation
- Improve digestion
Tarragon and sleep problems
Changes in work schedules, high-stress levels, or incorrect lifestyles may negatively affect sleep quality. Inadequate sleep weakens the body, disrupts a person’s health, and can increase the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Like calendula, lavender, and even green tea, Tarragon can calm you down and reduce stress and insomnia symptoms. Due to its various properties, this plant calms the brain down, and the stress symptoms disappear. For this reason, it helps with insomnia difficulties. It is better to try this herbal tea after a long working day. Tarragon oil is also used in massage therapy and aromatherapy, which can double its calming effect.
Tarragon and digestive problems
Vitamins A and C, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Folate, and Riboflavin present in Tarragon have antioxidant benefits. They are effective in improving body metabolism and bile secretion. Therefore, it improves digestion and solves stomach discomfort and digestive problems.
Tarragon effectively eliminates anorexia nervosa, hiccups, flatulence, and constipation. In addition, Tarragon is a natural diuretic that helps eliminate excess substances from the body and balance its fluids.
The oils in Tarragon make stomach acid work better, which not only helps in better digestion, especially meat proteins and fats, and improves appetite. This plant causes the secretion of saliva in the mouth at the beginning of the digestive process. Next, it helps in the production of stomach acid and, finally, in bowel movements to digest food. Most of Tarragon’s digestive benefits are due to the carotenoids present in this plant, which facilitate food movement in the digestive tract.
In the 19th century, two famous French doctors named Chaumel and Cazen treated diseases such as stomach weakness and indigestion by consuming tarragon infusion and essential oil and obtained effective results from treatment with this aromatic plant.
Pregnant women should not use Tarragon because it increases the risk of miscarriage. Also, in some people, it causes sensitivity in the consumer and creates chances for it.
Tarragon has a hot nature, so it is not suitable for people with a hot temper, and it is better to use it in moderation. It can cause chest pain, so you should use it with honey. High consumption of Tarragon decreases sexual desire. Long-term consumption of this vegetable can also cause cancer due to its estragole.
How to make tarragon tea
It is enough to brew 30 grams of tarragon herb in one liter of water and let it stand for 10 minutes in indirect heat. Consume this decoction two to three times a day for the body’s health. To make tarragon tea, you can also use a combination of other herbs with some honey and lemon.