Wormwood (Artemisia absinthiumi) has been used as a medicinal plant for thousands of years. Wormwood can be used as an infusion for daily use. To reduce the bitterness, you can sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey.
Wormwood Artemisia absinthium L is a perennial herb that is multi-stemmed and can grow almost a meter tall. It grows by farms, on waste land (ruderate land) and on roadsides. All parts of the plant have been used in traditional medicinal practices for hundreds of years.
What does wormwood contain?
Wormwood contains a bitter substance called absinthe, tannins and the volatile oil thujone. The herb has a bitter taste and a strong and saturated aromatic scent. Dried twigs give a nice scent indoors. Buds and leaves are used as brandy seasoning.
Wormwood can be used as an infusion for daily use. To reduce the bitterness, you can sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey.
At doses that are too high, Wormwood can be toxic and side effects can occur, e.g.
Wormwood is used for a maximum of 3-4 weeks - then a break.
Dosage: Pour a glass of boiling water over 1-1.5g (1 teaspoon of dried wormwood) and let it stand covered for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink in sips several times a day or 1/4 cup on an empty stomach and the same amount in the evening before bed.
Drink 1-2 times a day for a period of 3 weeks. Then take a break.
Storage: Store in a dry and cool place, out of the reach of small children.
Country of origin: Poland
Do not use the herb during pregnancy or breastfeeding and not for children. Also do not use in epilepsy or other seizure disorders. Wormwood can also reduce the effect of some antiepileptic medication. The herb can be harmful for heart disease and kidney disease.
Allergies: Wormwood belongs to the Asteraceae family. If you are allergic to anything from this group, avoid wormwood.
It is best to consult a doctor or pharmacist when taking herbal preparations, as choosing an appropriate herbal preparation requires as much knowledge as when it comes to a chemical preparation. It should be remembered that these types of preparations can interact with the medications taken, posing a threat to health. Some herbal preparations can have a very strong effect, so you should follow all recommendations and restrictions from the manufacturer.
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