Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Methyl chaviol: 78.2%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Tarragon Essential Oil has a richly sweet, green, anise-like green scent with spicy notes.
Blends With: Lavender, Pine and Birch Sweet.
Product Abstract: Tarragon is a perennial herb that thrives near water. It has a woody stem that reaches to about 1 meter (3 feet) tall. The leaves are silver-green and covered with fine silky hairs, and has pale yellow flowers. The name is derived from the Arabic word tharkhoum and the Latin word dracunculus, meaning ‘little dragon’ probably because of the way the root coils up to look like a dragon.
Cautions: Dilute before use as it can be moderately toxic due to the methyl chavicol in the oil; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.