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|Common name||Tarragon, Estragon|
|Scientific name||Artemisia dracunculus|
|INCI name||Artemisia Dracunculus (Tarragon) Leaf/Stem Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||타라곤잎/줄기추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-microbial /|
|Known active compounds||alpha-pinene, methoxyeugenol, elemicin|
Artemisia dracunculus, commonly called tarragon or estragon, is a perennial herb belonging to the sunflower family and is cultivated for its aromatic leaves used in cooking and as a medicine. The various varieties of tarragon are known to have different properties. ‘French tarragon’ is used in cooking, while ‘Russian tarragon’ has a milder flavor and the young leaves are used in salads. Tarragon along with parsley, chives, and chervil, makes up the well-known ‘fines herbs’ in French cooking, particularly good with chicken, fish, and eggs. The young stems collected in early spring can be used as a substitute for asparagus.
Aerial parts of tarragon showed anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-coagulant activities, and other research has revealed anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activities in various types of extractions. More recently, anti-oxidants and hepatoprotective activities were identified in A. dracunculus aerial parts, implicating its value beyond an herb for cooking.