Our certified organic tarragon essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of this herb growing wild in the fields and hillsides of France. We love using this essential oil to help ease painful muscle spasms, especially those relating to the colon and digestive system. Because this essential oil is strong and potent, due to its naturally occurring chemical components, we only recommend using it for short periods of time, such as 3-4 days at a time, and at a 0.1% dilution, if used topically.
Benefits and uses
The rich, green leaves of the Artemisia dracunculus herb create a sweet, almost anise-like, slightly spicy essential oil. In addition to helping relieve unwelcome muscle spasms associated with the digestive system, tarragon essential oil also helps soothe a spastic cough and other general muscle spasms that might occur in the body. This essential oil is also sedative and helps with sleep support. Often, we will use tarragon essential oil at night when we are experiencing a persistent or spastic cough, as it also helps promote a restful night’s sleep. Tarragon essential oil should only be used for short periods of time and in a 0.1% dilution, if used topically.
Emotionally and energetically, tarragon essential oil protects and calms. It can help strengthen the mind and spirit and promote a sense of calm, especially if one is dealing with shock from a particularly intense situation or event.