Tarragon is used for indigestion (dyspepsia), poor appetite, nausea and vomiting after surgery, toothache, sleep problems, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods and beverages, tarragon is used as a culinary herb.
In manufacturing, tarragon is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness ?
Insufficient Evidence for
- Nausea and vomiting after surgery.
- Digestion problems.
- Menstrual problems.
- Water retention.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tarragon is safe to use or what the side effects might be.
When inhaled as aromatherapy: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tarragon is safe to use or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tarragon is safe to use or what the side effects might be.
When inhaled as aromatherapy: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tarragon is safe to use or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tarragon is safe to use as a medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Bleeding disorder: Tarragon might slow blood clotting. There is concern that tarragon might increase the risk of bleeding when taken as a medicine.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Tarragon may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking tarragon.
Surgery: Tarragon might slow blood clotting. There is concern that tarragon might prolong bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking tarragon at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with TARRAGON
Tarragon extract might slow blood clotting. Taking tarragon extract along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with TARRAGON
Tarragon essential oil might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Using tarragon essential oil along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness. Taking tarragon essential oil along with sedative medications used in surgery might cause prolonged sedation.
Some sedative medications include pentobarbital (Nembutal), phenobarbital (Luminal), secobarbital (Seconal), thiopental (Pentothal), fentanyl (Duragesic, Sublimaze), morphine, propofol (Diprivan), and others.
Medications for depression (MAOIs) interacts with TARRAGON
Tarragon extract might have the same activity as certain medications used for depression, called MAOIs. Using tarragon extract along with these medications might increase the effects and side effects of the medications.
Some common MAOIs include phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate).
Be cautious with this combination
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