If you know anything about aromatherapy then you likely already know all the potential benefits of certain herbs. There is no denying that aromatherapy acknowledges the aphrodisiac potential of herbs, but people just too often forget about the many ways that a fresh herb can impact their foods. Tarragon is a powerful herb not only with the ability to bring out distinct flavors, but it can aid in digestion, build up body heat, and put you in the mood to go in the bedroom.
A Quick Look At The Emergence Of Tarragon
Tarragon, also known as estragon, is a perennial herb that comes from the sunflower family. It boasts broad, glossy green leaves, and bright yellow-green flowers. The herb is native to the European, Asian, and North American areas. It was in these areas where the herb was not only first cultivated for its ability to add a bittersweet flavor to cooked dishes, but for all the various potential medical benefits that it can provide. People have not only been cooking with this herb for a number of years now, but they’ve been using it to treat a variety of underlying medical conditions as well.
The name of the herb, Artemisia, comes from the Greek goddess Artemis. This god not only gave tarragon to the Centaur Chiron, but she contributed other similar species of the plant as well. Some people suggest that the name tarragon might come from the French word estragon or the Arabic work tarkhum. It has even been said that it comes from the Latin word dracunculus, which means little dragon. Tarragon was once a herb that was referred to as little dragon because of its fibrous root system that somewhat resembles a dragon’s tail. Whatever the situation is, it is known that the Greeks used this powerful herb during the early 500 BC area as a remedy for minor ailments such as indigestion, flatulence, rheumatism, toothaches, and abdominal pain.
Tarragon As An Aphrodisiac
Thanks to nutritional investigation and curiosity the world now knows that tarragon is rich in vitamin C, folate, and manganese. But, this is not all. It also contains potassium and zinc, which are two crucial ingredients that are more than important for sexual satisfaction.
Paired With French Dishes
Tarragon is a herb that is mostly paired with French dishes. It is found abundantly is recipes like Béarnaise sauce. It is also considered one of the four ingredients in the French herb mixture of fine herbs, which also includes chives, parsley, and chervil.