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  • Color: Clear to pale yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
  • Scent: Sweet-anisic, spicy-green.

Action: Neuromuscular antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antifermentation, antirheumatic, aperitif, digestive, deodorant, emmenagogue, stimulant, vermifuge

Benefits, Indications: Colitis, hiccups, intestinal spasms, parasites, rheumatic pain, sciatica. May be beneficial for abdominal discomfort and spasms, arthritis, digestive complaints, genital and urinary tract infection, nausea, premenstrual discomfort, wounds. It may also balance the autonomic nervous system.

Tarragon oil stimulates the appetite and has a pronounced effect on the sluggish digestive system. It can be helpful for anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, hiccups, internal spasm and nervous dyspepsia, as well as helpful for menstrual pains and to regulate periods.

Chemical Constituents: Estragole (methyl chavicol), ocimene and phellandrene, cineol

Companion Oils: German chamomile, clary sage, balsam fir, juniper, lavender, pine, rosewood, orange, tangerine, basil, cistus, galbanum, oakmoss, pine, vanilla

Precautions: Tarragon oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing but can be moderately toxic due to the methyl chavicol in the oil, and should therefore be used in moderation and should be avoided during pregnancy. Do not use if epileptic.

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