Latin Name:  Artemisia dracunculus L., (French Tarragon), fam. Asteraceae (compositae) 
Part of Plant: Herb
Country of Origin: USA
Method of Production: Steam Distillation


Artemisia dracunculus, also known as Estragon and most commonly Tarragon, is a perennial herb that is a member of the Asteraceae (formerly Compositae) botanical family.  A native of southern Russia, it is now cultivated in some places in Asia as well as Europe and the United States. 


Tarragon essential oil has a herbaceous, anise-like aroma that blends well with other herb oils.   Due to its safety precautions, it is recommended that Tarragon should only be used in very small amounts and for short periods of time.  Consider using properly diluted as a part of a blend with Marjoram, Lavender, and Clary Sage for a comforting women’s massage.  Also, try adding a small amount to a blend with oils like Marjoram, Copaiba, Roman Chamomile, and Peppermint, then properly dilute in a lotion or carrier oil for a soothing massage after a long workout. 


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 0.1% 

Some sources advise against use with children or during pregnancy.  Potentially carcinogenic; may inhibit blood clotting.   Should not be taken orally.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy



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