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Scientific Name: Artemisia dracunculus

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Artemisia dracunculus


  • Perennial
  • Half-hardy perennial, branched stems, narrow dark-green leaves with liquorice aroma.
  • Well-drained soil.
  • Replace every 3 years.
  • Dies back in winter.

Culinary Uses

  • Hot aromatic taste
  • One of the most widely used herbs in cooking
  • Ingredient of Fines Herbs
  • Mayonnaise and pickles
  • Essential to classic sauces like Tartare
  • Improve taste of salads, vegetables, especially green beans
  • Flavor meat, fish, poultry, eggs, jellies, butters and cottage cheese
  • Popular in oil or vinegar - tarragon flavored

Parts Used

  • Leaves and oil

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Stimulate digestive system
  • Help flatulence and colic
  • Mild diuretic - help rheumatism
  • Has febrifugal and anthelmintic properties
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