Category: Immune Support, Intestinal Support Wormwood is sometimes recommended today for the treatment of digestive conditions such as intestinal parasites, dyspepsia, esophageal reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Extremely preliminary indications hint that wormwood essential oil (like many other essential oils) might have antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic actions.
Dose: 2.5 to 5 grams of wormwood in hot water.
Forms to use: Tea, oil
Time Taken: any time of the day
What Is Artemisinin (Wormwood)?
Artemisia absinthium, or common wormwood, is most famous as an ingredient of the alcoholic beverage absinthe.
Wormwood is also found in vermouth, but at lower levels.
Besides its common function as a flavoring, wormwood also has a long history of medicinal use.
A reputed ability to kill intestinal worms gave rise to the herb’s name.
Other traditional uses include treating liver problems, joint pain, digestive discomfort, loss of appetite, insomnia, epilepsy, and menstrual problems.
The leaves and flowers, and the essential oil extracted from them, are the parts used medicinally. Common wormwood is a relative of sweet wormwood ( Artemisia annua), a source of the malaria drug artemisinin (also called artemesin).