Relieve - Muscle Spasms
Ease a sore throat (from sudden bouts of coughing) with a low dilution of tarragon in a topical oil.
Digest - Queasiness
If you’re feeling queasy, blend tarragon into a carrier (with ginger and cardamom), and apply to your chest and belly.
Breathe - Cold Season
Diffuse a few drops of tarragon during cold season to help open your breath in the evening.
Safety & Shelf Life
Safety & Warnings
Essential Oil Safety by Tisserand and Young (second edition), shows research confirming Tarragon's estragole (methyl chavicol) content causes genotoxicity is all based on high oral doses. The oil may have a hepatotoxic effect when used on the skin on a daily basis. Use only for acute situations, and for short periods of time. Tarragon is considered safe when used on the skin in very small doses of 0.1%, and only occasionally. Methyl eugenol content may inhibit blood clotting. Estragole is not contraindicated for pregnancy, however, because of the antiplatelet aggregation activity, it is cautioned against breastfeeding, as it could pass into breast milk.
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