Tarragon Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Tarragon Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus

Oil Overview

Tarragon essential oil has a richly sweet, spicy, anise-like, green scent. It is light yellow in colour and has a thin consistency.

Oil Sources

Tarragon Oil originated in Spain and is extracted by steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Estragole (methyl chavicol), ocimene and phellandrene, cineo.


Herbaceous, Spicy

Therapeutic Properties:

Anti-rheumatic, Aperitif, Deodorant, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Stimulant, Vermifuge

Possible Uses

Digestion, Flatulence, Menstrual Pain, Muscle Spasm, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension


Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Tarragon oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing but can be toxic and should be used in moderation.
It should be avoided during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Basil, Lavender, Pine


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