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The Witches Garden has the largest collection of Medical Plants in Australia & is dedicated to preserving their history and folklore.

ARTEMISIA ‘French Tarragon’

 

Essential component in French cuisine. Latin name means ‘little dragon’ after coiled serpent like root & belief that it’s use cures snake bite. While Tarragon stimulates digestion, it is a mild sedative & aids sleep. With it’s mild menstruation inducing properties it is taken if periods are delayed. Do not take during pregnancy! The root has traditionally been applied to relieve toothache.

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