Wormwood is an
medicinal herb native to Europe that can grow to a height of 2-3 meters
and found throughout the world now due to humans growing it for its
It produces a number of bushy stems that are covered with fine, silky
hairs and depending on the season produces small yellow-green
Over use can have a
of undesirable effects from restlessness/insomnia to vomiting and
pain, including vivid dreams.
Wormwood is not
for internal use for more than three weeks at a time due to the
of thujone, which can cause convulsions. Thujone-free wormwood extracts
are available so can use for long-term herbal therapeutic uses.
Do not use if
Loss of appetite,
disorders, flatulence treatment, Expulsion of parasitic worms such as
roundworm and threadworm and Treatment of certain Cancers and Malaria:
Add 1 teaspoon of the herb to 1 standard cup of boiling water, then
for fifteen minutes.
antifungal properties: Preparing a lotion made by soaking barks and
in alcohol to release its oils for a couple of weeks and filtering out
leaving the fluid. You can then apply on infected wound or skin. Soak
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