Artemisia dracunculus (by dint of writing it I will learn this name by heart 🙂 is part of the … Artemisia family. It is the only one in its family that is gentle enough for use by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Already, we love it. Its user-friendly name is Tarragon, also known for a good addition to any chicken recipe.
In our popular Aromatherapy course # 358, we find this short description for its place in the Basic Aromatherapy Kit:
Its main indications are neuromuscular cramps, aerophagia and allergic conditions. A few drops are taken before traveling to avoid motion sickness. In terms of anti-infectious properties, tarragon oil is a must-have for viral diseases. Remember that it can irritate the skin.
Problems for Dracunculus
The main applications of Artemisia dracunculus are for:
- Aerophagia, slow digestion, gastritis and colitis
- Premenstrual pain, dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
- Muscle cramps and contractures
- Spastic cough, allergic asthma
Spastic cough, for those wondering, is a dry or oily or strong cough that causes shortness of breath. We can also say bronchospasm if it is easier for you to pronounce.
Two other interesting uses for Artemisia dracunculus are:
- motion sickness
In both cases, we put a little oil in a spoon with honey.
It is also recommended in case of constipation, headache of hepatic or digestive origin or due to hypertension.
More about the Plant
Tarragon comes from Iran originally, it is a plant that produces flowers and whose active constituents include: phenols and coumarins.
Its Latin origin Dracunculus meaning small dragon would come from the fact that Tarragon would have the ability to heal snakebites. It is native to the steppes of Siberia and China where it is still used. This essential oil is known to be of great help, and is traditionally used to soothe spastic pain *.
* painful spasms of the digestive tract.
It is ultimately a mental tonic that can be used for well-being in cases of energy loss and chronic fatigue. Why not diffuse it at home or clean your walls and floors with it to soak the house in this fragrance?
It can also be used as a massage oil if it has been diluted before in another oil, for example almond or avocado. Apply locally on the abdomen.
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