Wormwood | Artemesia absinthum

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Wormwood (Artemesia absinthum)

Wormwood herb (Artemesia absinthum)

Wormwood herb (Artemesia absinthum)

Avoid during pregnancy, breastfeeding and with hyperacidity, gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Avoid use in children, in porphoria, epilepsy. 

Avoid all use of essential oil of wormwood due to keytone concentration.

Persons with sensitivity to the Compositae plant family should avoid wormwood.

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Artemesia absinthium

Common name: Wormwood

Family: Asteraceae

Part used: Flowering aerial parts

Habitat: Hardy perennial shrub, with aromatic silvery divided leaves. Native to Eurasia and North Africa.

Constituents: Volatile oils (0.1-1%) including monoterpenes, keytones and sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, phenolic acids.

Actions: Aromatic bitter tonic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue, choleretic, stomachic, carminative

Traditional and current uses:

• Loss of appetite

•  Irritable bowel, constipation, indigestion, nausea, gatric infections, roundworm

• Jaundice, hepatitis recovery

• Depression especially with associated loss of appetite

• Externally on bruises, sprains and rheumatism

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