Tarragon Cancer Cure

tarragonOther Names: Dragon Wort

Tarragon can assist in a holistic cancer treatment. Tarragon will not cure cancer alone but in combination with other herbs, juices and therapies, tarragon will boost cancer treatment effectiveness.

Tarragon originated in Siberia and it is not as widely used as many other European herbs. In traditional medicine, it has been used to treat toothache, as a digestive aid and as a mild sedative. Tarragon has a long tradition of use as a tea in the West and in Asia for treating upset stomach. It has been studied in combination with ginger and cardamom as a treatment for vomiting and nausea. Tarragon has also been studied as an herb to help manage blood sugar and is very effective in resolving uterine ailments including Endometrial Cancer.

According to James Duke, Ph. D, a botanist retired from the US Department of Agriculture and author of The CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, tarragon contains 72 potential cancer preventives. Also, in a comprehensive global analysis of over 3100 different foods published in the January 2010 edition of the Nutrition Journal, tarragon was found to have one of the highest antioxidant contents of all the foods studied.

Furthermore, tarragon oil contains a chemical (rutin) that strengthens capillary walls. Animal studies show rutin helps prevent the artery-narrowing plaque deposits closely associated with heart disease and some strokes. Tarragon’s impact on plaque prevention in human arteries is a matter of conjecture, but it just might help.

While most herbs have a long history of use as medicines and an equally long list of the ailments they are suppose to cure, tarragon’s list is relatively short. This is most likely due to the fact that tarragon loses its aromatic volatile oils as the herb dries. So it is best to use it fresh.

Caffeic Acid, Tarragon Anti-Cancer Agent

Caffeic acid is a naturally occurring organic compound that is the product of many plants, including tarragon. Caffeic acid is tarragon’s main cancer-blocking punch according to Duke. Furthermore, caffeic acid is an antioxidant and it can also act as a carcinogenic inhibitor. Antioxidants are essential in preventing diseases such as cancer or coronaries. Antioxidants also inhibit carcinogens, agents that are involved in the promotion of cancer.

Moreover, antioxidants can eliminate free radicals and other reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, and these reactive species contribute to most chronic diseases. It is hypothesized that antioxidants originating from foods may work as antioxidants in their own right in vivo, as well as bring about beneficial health effects through other mechanisms, including acting as inducers of mechanisms related to antioxidant defense, longevity, cell maintenance and DNA repair.

Tarragon Health Benefits


  • Induces Appetite
  • Relieves Stomach Cramps
  • Cures Toothaches
  • Antidote for Poisonous Snakebites
  • Fights Fatigue
  • Promotes Bile Production for the Liver
  • Aids Digestion
  • Removes Intestinal Worms
  • Mild Sedative
  • Has Mild Menstruation-Inducing Properties
  • Stops Hiccups
  • Calms the Nerves
  • Remedy for Dyspepsia
  • Remedy for Flatulence
  • Remedy for Hiccups
  • Cures Insomnia
  • Anti-Rheumatic
  • Deodorant
  • Stimulates Nervous, Digestive, Circulatory, Endocrinal Systems

Tarragon Directions for use for Endometrial Cancer

  1. Boil 1 tsp of dry tarragon leaves in a cup of water.
  2. Strain and drink the extract twice daily for a month.

No specific precaution needs to be followed while using Tarragon to treat Endometrial cancer. There are no known side effects and the symptoms should be resolved in six months.

Tarragon Precaution

Tarragon contains another chemical, estragole, that in large amounts produces tumors in mice and can also cause liver cancer. Also, it seems safe when used short-term as a medicine, but long-term use might cause cancer. Tarragon has never been associated with human cancer, but until its effects are clarified, those with history of cancer should probably not use medicinal amounts. If tarragon causes minor discomforts, such as stomach upset or diarrhea, use less or stop using it. Let your doctor know if you experience unpleasant effects or if the symptoms for which the herb is being used do not improve significantly in two weeks.

Do not use tarragon if you are pregnant or breast-feeding and/or you have an allergy to ragweed, marigolds, or daisies.

How to Grow Tarragon

  • Allow mature plants to dry out between waterings.
  • Tarragon likes well drained soil in full sun.
  • Pick leaves as needed.
  • Harvest the entire plant in the fall when the bottom leaves turn yellow.
  • Topdress the garden beds to protect from frost during winter.
  • Bring a cutting indoors to have fresh leaves for use, dry tarragon loses much of its flavor.
  • Tarragon is not known to set seed so propagation is by cuttings and root division.

Tarragon Tea Recipe

  1. Steep 4 or 5 stalks of tarragon in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the leaves and add honey if desired.

Tarragon Cancer Treatment Recommendation

Tarragon tea’s refreshing taste is great when juice fasting. However, like lemongrass, it should be taken before sleeping because of its sedative properties.

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