HERB cruet

estragón  artemisia dracunculus

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HERB cruet
estragón  artemisia dracunculus
Other Names:

Dragoncillo, Herb cruet.

It is one of the few not spontaneously grows in Mediterranean countries, so it was not known in the Greco - Roman antiquity. It was the Arabs who introduced in Spain in the ninth century or X, from where its cultivation spread to the rest of Europe and America.

Tarragon is much appreciated as a condiment for the refined French cuisine, but its medicinal properties make it more than a condiment.

Habitat: originating in Central Asia, although it is cultivated, and sometimes appears wild throughout Europe and some countries in the Americas.

Description: perennial aromatic plant of the family of compounds, which reaches 60 to 80 cms. tall. The leaves are lanceolate, and the flowers, yellow, are grouped into chapters and small spherical.

Used parts: the leaves and floral sections.

Properties and indications: the entire plant contains an essential oil - rich estragole, phellandrene and ocimene, as well as in hidroxicumarina. It has properties appetizers, digestive and carmine (eliminates intestinal gas) antiseptic for pathogens in the digestive tract; worming when you expel intestinal parasites, and emenagogas as: stimulates menstruation. It is indicated in cases of inappetence, heavy or slow digestion, flatulence, intestinal fermentation and intestinal parasites.

Use: as a condiment in salads and all kinds of dishes. In infusion of 30 grams. per liter of water, a cup before each meal as an aperitif, and after the meal if you search your digestive action. Essence: The recommended dose is 3 to 5 drops, 3 times a day.

Precautions: the essence should not exceed the doses listed, which may produce a strong excitation of the nervous system.

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