Common name: Wormwood
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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