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Alternative Names

Armoise Âcre, Dragonne, Estragon, Estragón, Herbe Dragon, Herbe au Dragon, Little Dragon, Mugwort, Petit Dragon CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Mugwort

Scientific Name

Artemisia dracunculus

Why Do People Use Tarragon?

The oral preparations of Artemisia dracunculus (Tarragon), like tarragon powder, are used for toothache, digestive disorders, as a diuretic, hypnotic, to promote menstruation and as appetite stimulant. In Foods and Beverages Preparations - Tarragon powder is largely used as a flavoring agent and as culinary herb in a number of commercial beverages and food items. In Manufacturing Activities - Tarragon is utilized as a fragrance component in cosmetics and soaps as well.

Is It Safe To Use?

Not known.

How Effective Is Tarragon?

Not known.

How Tarragon Works?

The most effective part of Artemisia dracunculus are the aerial parts. Estragole is the effective constituent of tarragon's essential oil (81%). The constituent estragole is a procarcinogen, but the risks associated with carcinogenesis are minimal. It is not directly hepatocarcinogenic or hepatotoxic, but needs activation by liver enzymes to reach full toxicity level. Tarragon seems to have antibacterial activity, but estragole is not responsible for this activity. There are confirmations that suggest that undiluted tarragon oil can damage the skin but a extract of 4% in petrolatum seems to be nonsensitizing and nonirritating.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Tarragon?

Tarragon can result in allergic reaction in people sensitive to the Compositae or Asteraceae family of plants. Family members include marigolds, daisies, chrysanthemums, ragweed and many other herbs as well.

How Tarragon Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between tarragon powder and different supplements & herbs.

How Tarragon Interacts With Drugs?

There is no interaction between Artemisia dracunculus and different drugs.

How Tarragon Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Tarragon Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Tarragon Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cross-Allergenicity - Tarragon powder can lead to severe allergic reactions in individuals who are sensitive to the Compositae or Asteraceae family. Family members include chrysanthemums, ragweed, daisies, marigolds and many other herbs as well.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Tarragon?

There is no typical dosage of tarragon.


Tarragon is also called mugwort. So be cautious and don’t mix it with mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). Tarragon is a plant which is a source of potassium. Contamination of tarragon oil is usual.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Tarragon Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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