Wormwood exhibits bitter, carminative, antimicrobial, and anthelmintic properties. It is primarily used to expel parasites.
Wormwood is a woody perennial native to Europe, southern Siberia, Kashmir, and the Mediterranean. This is a strikingly large, soft, and mellow plant for the medicinal landscape.
Wormwood exhibits bitter, carminative, antimicrobial, and anthelmintic properties. Traditionally, wormwood has been used in a wide range of conditions, most of which have been vindicated by scientific analysis of the herb. It is primarily used as a bitter, and therefore has the effect of stimulating and invigorating the whole of the digestive process.
Wormwood may be used where there is indigestion, especially when due to a deficient quantity or quality of gastric juice. Wormwood is a powerful remedy for the treatment of parasitic worms, especially roundworm and pinworm. Wormwood is also used to help the body fight fever and infections. Wormwood is known for success for gallbladder inflammation, indigestion, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, and parasites, as well as for poor appetite.
Wormwood is perhaps best known for its oil to prepare certain alcoholic beverages, most notably vermouth and absinthe; absinthe was popular in the nineteenth century in Europe, though it caused many health issues such as brain damage, due to the doses that were given.
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