Tarragon

 

Tarragon is an smell-good herb traditionally used in French cooking.

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Recent research shows that tarragon has many medicinal benefits on top of its amazing smell and feel-good taste.

IMPROVED DIGESTION
Tarragon stimulates the body’s natural digestive juices, starting with saliva and ending with the moving of waste.

Tarragon is rich in carotenoids. The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University College Cork in Ireland examined the effects of herbs that contain carotenoids on digestion. Results showed these herbs “contribute to the intake of bioaccessible carotenoids,” which in turn improves digestive health.1

PAIN RELIEF
Tarragon contains eugenol, a natural pain reliever, and is commonly used for toothaches.2

FIGHT BACTERIA
The essential oil of tarragon has proven antibacterial activity against the bacteria Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) and E. coli (Escherichia coli).3

IMPROVED PALATE
The French have used tarragon for centuries to adorn their culinary creations. Get your little one appreciating fine cuisine early!

FUN FACT: BETTER SLEEP
The French have traditionally used tarragon to treat insomnia and help with sleeping. ZZzzzzzzz are good!


Sources:

  1. Carotenoid content of commonly consumed herbs and assessment of their bioaccessibility using an in vitro digestion model. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20443063)

  2. The effect of eugenol on the cariogenic properties of Streptococcus mutans and dental caries development in rats (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3702691/)

  3. Essential oil of tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) antibacterial activity on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in culture media and Iranian white cheese. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3391558/)

 
 

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