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Medicinal Properties of Tarragon

By on June 24, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments

 

The tarragon, also known as dragon herb is a plant of Asian origin that we appreciate in our kitchens for the flavor it gives to food. However, we do not always know what nutrients it can give.

Nutritional information of tarragon

The most commonly used parts of this herb for medicinal purposes are the roots and leaves, either fresh or dried. All are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A , and the B vitamins (folate, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, etc.), are factors of good metabolism. They are also excellent sources of minerals (iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and others).

Medicinal properties of tarragon

Traditionally, tarragon is used to induce appetite, especially in children, and also to combat the symptoms of anorexia. It is also very effective in treating cases of flatulence and to stop the hiccups.

The tarragon numbs the mouth, so it is also used to relieve toothaches. A very important health benefit of tarragon is that it favors the production of bile by the liver. This process aids digestion and elimination of toxins from the body. A good remedy is to put a handful of dry leaves in a bowl with apple cider vinegar. Leave for 7 hours and keep well. Take a teaspoon before meal times.

Another virtue of tarragon is that in tea, it helps eliminate intestinal parasites. The infusion is made with boiling water and one ounce of leaves of grass. Then, put water on them and wait for 10 minutes. Drink two cups in the morning and two at night.

It is believed that tarragon has a certain compound that inhibits activation of platelets, which prevents clogging of blood vessels. Thus, reducing the risk of blood clots in the ways of the heart and brain, which limits the occurrence of cardiovascular and cerebral.

 

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