artemisia absinthium


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Related to artemisia absinthium: Artemisia annua, absinthe, wormwood, Thujone
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wormwood

wormwood

Silvery-green leaves with fine hairs on each side and tiny drooping flowers. Extremely bitter tasting, which helps digestion and stimulates liver. Famous for expelling intestinal worms (hence the name). Helps liver and gallbladder. Contains Thujone, used to make absynthe, an intoxicant. Toxic if taken continually. May cause nightmares and nervous disorders. Thujone and Isothujone makes it one of the most powerful tools in the parasite-killing herb kingdom. Most effective against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and pinworms. Also contains santonin, an effective remedy for parasitic diseases. Wormwood is the second most bitter herb known. Proven as a powerful remedy for malaria. Wormwood also contains sesquiterpene lactones, which work similarly to peroxide by weakening the parasites membranes and killing them. Also helps produce bile, which in turn helps the liver and gallbladder. Good for Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, joint pain, digestive discomfort, loss of appetite, insomnia, epilepsy, and menstrual problems. The leaves and flowers, and the essential oil extracted from them, are the parts used medicinally. Wormwood should not be used by young children, pregnant or nursing women, or people with severe liver or kidney disease. Place wormwood leaves inside sleeping pillows of dogs and cats to keep fleas and ticks away.
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