Tarragon: Benefits and How to Eat

 Tarragon: Benefits and How to Eat

Lena Fisher

O tarragon is an especially popular spice in the French and English cuisine, but is also present on Brazilian menus. Besides being a condiment, it is also used as a medicinal plant, for example, in the production of home remedies to treat colic. Not only that, it is applied for aesthetic purposes.

Also known as "dragon grass", it is aromatic and has a light flavor, so it is often used in the preparation of soups and stews.

Properties of tarragon

Some of its most notable properties are: power against nausea, stomach pains and cramps, and its diuretic action.

Two spoonfuls of tarragon have approximately only 5 calories, so it is low in calories, as well as low carb.

Likewise, it is abundant in vitamins such as A, C, and B6. Also, it is a source of folate, a deficiency of which results in anemia. Folate, or folic acid, is essential for the formation of the nervous system in the first months of pregnancy. Therefore, consumption of tarragon by pregnant women is highly recommended.

Other minerals present in its composition are mainly calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.

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Benefits of Tarragon

Combats anemia

Rich in iron and folate, this tasty green spice is an ally in the fight against anemia, which many people face.

Helps with weight loss

Due to its diuretic action, it helps to "deflate" the body and prevents fluid retention. However, it can promote an increased appetite. Therefore, it should be consumed in moderation - unless the goal is to stimulate hunger.

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Diabetes Prevention

Russian scientists are currently conducting studies on the potential of tarragon to fight and prevent diabetes, however, the results are still inconclusive.

Curative purposes

Around the world, women have used the plant for years to combat the pains of menstrual cramps. Not only that, it is believed that it can also aid in healing and general wound healing.

In addition, tarragon is said to prevent the occurrence of nausea and vomiting after surgeries.

How to consume tarragon

Tarragon can be added to a variety of recipes, such as:

  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Salads
  • Risotto

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.