Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), also known as estragon, originally comes from southern Russia and Siberia. Tarragon was most likely brought to Europe by crusaders in the 13th century. It has long been prized as a medicinal plant and has even been said to ward off the plague.
Tarragon is one of the most commonly used herbs in French cuisine. It is used to make the famous French rabbit with tarragon and for mayonnaise or gherkins. Tarragon can also be used when making your own vinegar.
Tarragon should be stored at fridge temperature.