Estragon – Detoxifying – Calming | Monastic recipes
Estragon or tarragon or dragon herb is one of the relatively unknown herbs especially in Greece although it’s famous for the properties it has. Tarragon detoxifies the body, calms, is a good digestive and it controls the concentration of blood sugar.
Net Weight: 40 gr
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Estragon for the detoxification of the body
Estragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is an aromatic herb that is considered one of the four finest seasoning ingredients in traditional French cooking. However this herb has many beneficial properties for the human body. It contains flavonoids and tannins that helps to the detoxification of the body. Estragon or Tarragon comes from Mongolia and Siberia and it is said that took its name from Artemis, the goddess of hunt. The ancient Greeks used to chew estragon when they had toothache.
Estragon has antioxidant properties that can help neutralize the actions of free radicals throughout the body. Free radicals, which are a byproduct of metabolism, have been proven to damage cells unless they are quickly expelled as waste. This herb is also widely used as an aid for toothaches. The ancient Greeks chewed it because of its ability to numb the mouth. This pain relieving effect is due to the high levels of eugenol found in the plant.
Estragon can be used as an appetite stimulant and because of that it may help people who have poor appetites due to age or illness. It also has digestive aid because it improves natural digestion, but it has also been found to relieve common digestive problems like an upset stomach, irritable bowels and dyspepsia. It is known that it can be used as a mild sedative to help relieve anxiety and stress and is beneficial in promoting a good night’s sleep.
Add a tablespoon of the herb in a pot and then put inside boiled water. Leave it for about five – ten minutes and then strain it. If you want to add a bit of sweetness to your tea, try adding a small spoonful of honey.
Net Weight: 40 gr