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Also Known As – Artemisia absinthus, Absinthe, Absinthe Wormwood, and Old Woman’s Weed.

Wormwood is an attractive herbaceous perennial plant that grows between three and five feet tall. The tall spikes are covered with lacy, silver foliage that makes it a focal point in the garden. The tips are covered in small pale yellow flowers all summer long. All the plants in the worm wood family are extremely bitter tasting.


Precautions - Pregnant and nursing women should not consume this herb because it can cause miscarriage. Taking internally may irritate the gastrointestinal tract, so if you have ulcers it would be wise to avoid.. Wormwood oil should also not be applied externally over organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys.  .Side effects of ingesting too much include seizures, dizziness, delirium, stupor, hallucinations and possibly death.

Consistent use of wormwood can damage the central nervous system.  Best used over the period of a full moon, and for 5—10 days max, then break and repeat cycle.  

Medicinal Uses – Internally, Wormwood is