Tarragon is an herb with narrow, pointed, dark green leaves, and is known for its anise-like flavor. During summer there are a lot of fresh leaves you can use for salads, but for the rest of the year, the leaves are dried and used for flavoring vinegar, sauces, soups, and pickles.
Tea prepared with tarragon is a French home remedy for treating insomnia and hyperactivity.
Homemade vinegar prepared with tarragon can also help in treating digestive disorders.
Tarragon leaves are lance-like and bright glossy green.
Selecting and Buying
It's available dried online and at most supermarkets.
Preparation and Use
Tarragon may also be added to rémoulade, a mayonnaise-based sauce characterized by the inclusion of capers and chopped gherkin pickles and served with cold meat or fish.
Tarragon is used to flavor a popular carbonated soft drink in the countries of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and, by extension, Russia and Ukraine.