Healing Herbs: Uses for Tarragon

Tarragon is a wonder plant known for many healing properties including its ability to get rid of toothache and as a digestive aid.

This aromatic plant, with its slight aniseed taste, has a high concentration of eugenol which acts as a mild anaesthetic. When chewed, tarragon numbs the mouth soothing the discomfort of toothache. It also helps to decrease the sir gums that often occur along with toothache.

Tarragon is also a great source of iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. Given its iron content, it can be used to treat anaemia.

Tarragon also contains antioxidants that help to neutralise free radicals in the body.

The herb has also been used as a digestive tonic because it aids in the production of bile by the liver. Not only can tarragon improve natural digestion, but it has also been found to relieve common digestive problems like an upset stomach and irritable bowels.

Tarragon helps to support cardiovascular health. When eaten regularly, tarragon can help reduce the risk of blood clots, stroke and heart attack.

The compounds present in tarragon can lower blood sugars naturally.

Tarragon is a fabulous herb to use with chicken. Try roasting a chicken with tarragon as the herb of your choice. Or simply add a few leaves to a chicken sandwich with mayonnaise.

Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com

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