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Artemisia absinthiumArtemisia absinthium (Compositae)

WORMWOOD, GREEN GINGER, ABSINTHE

 

The leaves and flowering tops are given by herbalists to stimulate the appetite, and to eradicate worms. Wormwood has also been used as an insecticide and antiseptic.

 

An ancient household insecticide against clothes moths, wormwood has also been employed as a substitute for hops in brewing, as a liqueur, and as an antiseptic. Native to many parts of Europe, it is now naturalized in North America, growing freely on roadsides and wasteland. It is a perennial with firm leafy stems and leaves that are pale from thick downy hairs. Small yellow flowers appear in late summer.

 

PARTS USED

Dried leaves, flowering tops.

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Volatile oil containing thujone, azulene, bisabolene, and pinene; sesquiterpene lactones; flavonoids, including quercetin; phenolic acids; lignans.

 

ACTIONS

Bitter (digestive stimulant); stimulates the stomach; increases the flow of bile; antiinflammatory; kills and helps expel worms.

 

MEDICINAL USE

Used for parasitic worms, anorexia, and gastritis (stomach inflammation). In Chinese medicine, a related species (sweet wormwood) is prescribed for summer colds, malaria and chronic dysentery, and is also applied externally for scabies, abscesses, and eye disorders.

 

PREPARATIONS

Infusion, tincture.

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