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Tarragon Artemisia Dracunculus

This aromatic herb, whose flavor resembles a mild licorice, derives its name from the French esdragon, meaning "little dragon." It is unclear -whether the name refers to the serpentine root system of the plant or its reputation in the Middle Ages as an antidote for poisonous snakebites.

Today, tarragon is primarily used for culinary purposes, but it still has some medicinal value, even when added to foods in small amounts. In fact, scientific analyses confirm the benefits of tarragon in treating digestive complaints and in helping stimulate the appetite. Because chewing on the fresh tarragon leaves numbs the mouth, the herb is also a folk remedy for toothaches. In addition, tarragon may promote menstruation, fight fatigue and calm the nerves. Used as a substitute for salt, it can help people with high blood pressure.

To Aid The Gallbladder

Drinking tarragon tea is an excellent way to stimulate the production of bile. To make the tarragon tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 7 tbsp. of the freshly chopped herb.; Let the tea steep for Wmin. then strain it and drink while it is still hot. For best results, drink 7 cup daily.