tarragon

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tarragon

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains essential oils and used primarily as a seasoning. Tarragon was formerly used as a diuretic, appetite stimulant, and emmenagogue; it is little used by modern herbologists.
 
Toxicity
Tarragon’s oil may be carcinogenic.
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Biological characteristics and useful properties of tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L.).
Polyphenolic compounds from Artemisia dracunculus L.
Improved absorbtion and bioactivity of active compounds from an anti-diabetic extract of Artemisia dracunculus L.
Keywords: Artemisia dracunculus; Diabetes; Hyperglycemia; Hypoglycemia; GLP-1; PEPCK; Russian tarragon; Blood glucose; Antidiabetic
In this study, we evaluated the ability of an alcoholic extract of Russian tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), referred to as Tarralin[TM], to decrease blood glucose concentrations in vivo, as well as potential mechanisms in vitro by which the extract may exert its effects.
Toxicological evaluation of the ethanolic extract of Artemisia dracunculus L.