Wormwood is botanically known as Artemisia absinthium. It is widely known as an effective remedy for treating worms like tape worms, round worms, hook worms etc in the human body. With its narcotic effects, Wormwood was an important part of the popular alcoholic beverages like Absinthe, which is prohibited now.
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|County of Origin||Morocco|
|Therapeutic Properties||Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Vasodilator. Neurotoxin, Abortifacient.|
|Blends well with||Anise, Angelica, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Jasmine, Oakmoss|
History: Wormwood’s healing properties were known to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks: wormwood was used as an antiseptic in Egyptian medicine, and as a digestive stimulant in medieval Europe. The English name wormwood may come from its traditional use as a vermifuge to expel intestinal parasites. Yet wormwood oil’s most famous use may be in the preparation of absinthe, an emerald green liqueur with a strong bitter taste. Absinthe was the drink of choice for artists and writers from Vincent Van Gogh to Oscar Wilde for its ability to excite the imagination and the creative mind.
Characteristics: Spicy, warm, bitter-green with a sharp, fresh topnote.
Indications: Used for stimulating the digestion, liver and gall bladder, warts, constipation, intestinal parasites, inducing menstruation.
Mode of Administration: none
Safety: Wormwood Essential Oil is poisonous and is basically a neurotoxin. Large doses can cause nervous afflictions, convulsions, restlessness, impulsive behaviour, and even death. Prolonged use can result in permanent damage to the brain and the nervous system, even resulting in insanity. It does have narcotic effects and is highly addictive.