Artemisia dracunculus L.
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Tarragon Essential oil France

Artemisia dracunculus L.
Botanical family : Asteraceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Aerial partss
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8016-88-4
INCI : Artemisia dracunculus oil


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Anisic

In the middle of the plant

Aromatic tarragon is grown mainly in France for its branched stems, which have a delicate, anise-like flavor. Tarragon, a perennial herb, has stiff, erect stems that forming a small bush. The narrow, pointed leaves are a lovely, soft green, fitting partners to its small, light-green flowers. During the blooming period, the bristly, leafy parts of the plant are covered with globular flower heads. As it produces infertile seeds, tarragon’s reproduction is vegetative. The root mass is divided into several segments. Each segment is then replanted to form a new plant that will be harvestable for three years before being transplanted in turn. The above-ground parts of the plants are reaped in June. A second cutting can also be done in September. French tarragon essential oil has an herbaceous, anise-like scent, as well as a deep, earthy dimension not found with the Hungary quality.

Native to Central and Eastern Europe, tarragon also grows in Russia, China, and North America. It belongs to the Asteraceae family, which also includes other aromatic plants such as Roman chamomile, everlasting, marigold, and davana. Among its numerous, colorful common names are dragon sagewort, and the symbolism linked to tarragon takes us back to medieval legends. The Latin name of the species, dracunculus, means “little dragon” or “serpent.” The English name of tarragon is also a nod to this creature, as it is derived from the Arabic tarkhun for “little dragon.” It is, however, probably the shape of the leaves, resembling a snake’s tongue, that inspired this etymology. Lastly, Artemisia comes from the name of the Greek goddess Artemis, who is said to have offered artemisia plants to the centaur Chiron, who used them to develop medicine.

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Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Constituents Estragole, ocymenes


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary