Also known as Absinth Wormwood, Common Wormwood, Grand Wormwood and Green Ginger, Wormwood is a herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of Eurasia and northern Africa, and naturalised in North America.
Traditionally Wormwood has been used to treat a broad range of conditions, but is perhaps best known as a folk remedy for intestinal worms.
A natural antiseptic, antidiarrhetic (for symptoms of diarrhoea) and antipyretic (reduces fever), Wormwood is recommended by herbal practitioners in the treatment of kidney oedema, water retention and anaemia, as well as to improve liver and gallbladder function and to ease gallbladder inflammation.
Other conditions traditionally treated with Wormwood include irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and lack of appetite, as well as acid reflux and heartburn.
Wormwood is also said to help stimulate regular menstruation and can be used as an overall tonic.
To make a tea: Use 1-2 teaspoons of Earthfare Organic Wormwood to a cup of boiling water and allow to brew for 10-15 minutes before drinking.
For further information on the properties and use of Wormwood we suggest you consult a qualified herbal or medical practitioner.