Tarragon is a pungent, bright green perennial that has a warm flavor similar to Anise. It is a very versatile spice, and can be used in poultry, fish, and seafood dishes, and with fruits, vegetables, and soups. Tarragon has been a popular spice in Europe since the 16th century, when it was first cultivated in southern Europe.
Tarragon Leaf also has health use, and not unlike most spices can be used to help support indigestion and other complaints of the stomach and bowels. It can also be employed against loss of appetite due to illness, and is combined with Horehound in cases of sickness with cough. It was once believed that Tarragon Leaf could support insect stings and snakebites, and the bites of rabid dogs. A tea made with Tarragon and Chamomile has been used to induce sleep. Tarragon Leaf is also a mild diuretic. The herb was used in Ancient Greece as a toothache supportive, which makes sense due to its containing eugenol, a natural anesthetic.
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Stir 1/4 of a teaspoon into a glass of water and consume 3 times daily, with meals.
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