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Wormwood

 

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 used to remove internal parasites. Wormwood has been used as a powerful tool to fight worms, most notably, eliminate pinworms and roundworms and other parasitic infestations in humans and animals. It has long been used as an anthelmintic that expels intestinal worms and research has indicated that because of the increasing resistance to parasites, the compounds contained in this herb are now relied on greatly to treat malaria. It has been used to induce labour and in more recent years to help epilepsy and muscle spasms. As herbal tea, the herb can be used to increase the appetite, treat diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and to help problems with the gall bladder.

 

Wormwood Tincture

$22.00Price

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