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Title: Tarragon
Additional Names: Estragon
Literature References: The dried leaves and flowering tops of the perennial herb, Artemisia dracunculus L., Compositae. Habit. Siberia, Caspian Sea region; cultivated in Western Europe. Yields up to 0.8% oil of tarragon. Constit. p-Allylanisole (estragole; methyl chavicol); ocimene; myrcene; phellandrene(?); p-methoxycinnamaldehyde.
Use: The herb for culinary purposes, the oil as flavoring agent in liqueurs, soups, sauces and salad dressings. In perfumery to improve the note of chypre type perfumes.

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