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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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The leaves of French tarragon are also longer and broader than its counterpart.
Hardy to Zone 3, French tarragon grows to 24 inches tall with stems that tend to sprawl.
Third row: French Tarragon (18 starter plants, 4" apart)
Gill's favourites are chervil and French tarragon, which she stuffs under the skin of chicken before roasting.
Parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano, French tarragon and chives are just a few of the additional herbs that can grace your kitchen scent garden.
If you have an ailment, a group of historically used herbs to suit your needs might consist of: yarrow, oxknee, sweet flag, calamus, snow on the mountain, hyssop, lady's mantel, garden chive, marsh mallow, lemon verbena, chamomile, American arnica, mugwort, French tarragon, pleurisy root, New England aster, false indigo, wild indigo, calendula, German chamomile, costmary, black cohosh, coneflower, rattlesnake master, hemp agrimony, Joe pye weed, Queen of the Meadow, bronze fennel, sweet woodruff, lady bedstraw, bigfoot geranium, ginkgo tree, Russian licorice, Japanese blood grass, chameleon plant, St.
Red lettuce, Italian parsley, marjoram, oregano, French tarragon, rocket, French or butler's sorrel, chervil, the flower petals of pot marigold, the flowers of chives, small quantities of strongly flavoured coriander and lovage.
* With basil, French tarragon, and parsley, remove flower heads regularly so the leaves retain their best flavor.
QI HAVE planted some French tarragon which has done very well.