Tarragon Oil – Food & Cosmetic

Description: Tarragon extract is derived from the herb Artemisia dracunculus. The extraction process involves obtaining the essence from the herb.

Specific Characteristics: Tarragon extract is commonly used in both the food and cosmetic industries. It is obtained from the herb Artemisia dracunculus. The extract is characterized by its specific aromatic properties and may vary in color.

Applications: Tarragon extract is utilized in various applications, including the food and cosmetic industries. Its aromatic properties make it a desirable ingredient in the formulation of products.

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Description: Tarragon essential oil is obtained from the flowering herb Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) through steam distillation. The yield of essential oil from the plant mass is between 0.2 and 0.3%.

Specific Characteristics: Tarragon essential oil is a colorless to yellow liquid. It has a characteristic sweet, spicy aroma accompanied by light notes reminiscent of anise, licorice, celery, and basil. The essential oil easily dissolves in alcohol (0.5 to 1:1, ethanol), vegetable oils, and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble in water. The main components are methyl chavicol (estragol), anethole, and a group of isomeric hydrocarbons, the ocimenes. Limonene, methyl eugenol, and derivatives from pinene are present in smaller quantities.

Applications: The components of tarragon essential oil also have medicinal characteristics. Tarragon was long considered an herb that protected against demons and was used as an antidote for bites from venomous animals and wild dogs.

The relaxing effect of tarragon essential oil has been scientifically proven as a spasmolytic (relieves dyspnea), against dysmenorrhea, meteorism, and spastic colitis. Recommended methods of use include massage. In the case of a viral disease, it can inhibit the multiplication of viruses (virustatic action). Tarragon essential oil also has anti-inflammatory action in inflammatory colitis (ulcerative colitis). Due to its estrogen-like action, it has a beneficial effect during menstruation. Thus, symptoms related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the general lack of a period are milder.

Aromatherapy uses tarragon essential oil as a relaxant in cases of rapid breathing (hyperventilation) due to panic or anxiety. It also has a positive effect against emotional exhaustion that can be caused by stress and similar factors.

CAUTION: Always use diluted in a base oil or other solvent.

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