Wild tarragon does your body good even in small amounts

Wild tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus is very popular in oriental or Mediterranean cuisine and thanks to easy cultivation, you can also grow it in our climatic conditions and use it fresh. As with any herb or plant, fresh is best.

Wild tarragon, sometimes called estragon belongs to the Asteraceae family and it has been used in various recipes or as a medicinal herb since ancient times. So, what are the benefits?

Helps with digestion and reduces high cholesterol

Tarragon is really strong so, if you add just few fresh tarragon leaves to your meals every day you will soon enjoy its benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and thanks to antimicrobial properties it has positive effect on digestion and it can help you to fight various inflammations. It may also be used as a supportive treatment for ulcers, for example.

Wild tarragon

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Tarragon also provides important vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A, magnesium, potassium or calcium. Dried tarragon is much less positive effective.

Tarragon is also called the Dragon

There are several theories but probably because its are coiled. The second theory may be based on the fact that it tastes very distinctly really and strongly in dishes easily overpowering all other ingredients. That is if you use too much .

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Source: https://www.celostnimedicina.cz/pelynek-kozalec-artemisia-dracunculus.htm

Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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