Wormwood

Botanical Name: Artemisia absinthium

Botanical Name:
Artemisia absinthium

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Family:

Asteraceae

Appearance:

Robust perennial species, up to 1 m high, with a greyish-white appearance, thanks to the large and silky bristles that cover the parts of the plant.

Leaves are bent, severed, then simpler to the top of the stem.

Flowers are numerous, yellow in colour.

It is a common species, widespread in hilly areas.

Origins:

  • Eurasia
  • Northern Africa

Active constituents:

  • Essential oil and salicylic acid, bituminous glycoside absinthe, absinthe acid, astabsine, artamine, resins, tannins, starch, malt, potassium nitrate and other salts

Healing properties:

It is recommended in moderate amounts in anorexia and atonia and in chronic inflammation of the digestive system, including dyspepsia accompanied by constipation.

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