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Botanical Name: Artemisia absinthium

Description: Wormwood is a hardy shrub like herb with greyish white leaves and stems growing up to 4' in height.

Culinary Uses: Used traditionally in vermouth or white wine.

External Uses: Wormwood is used in salves and oils to treat eczema, skin irritations, bruises, insect bites, scabies, wound healing and relieves itching.

Medicinal Parts Used: Leaves, flowers

Medicinal Properties and Uses of Wormwood: Wormwood is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and is known for reducing fevers and killing parasites in the intestines, jaundice, gallbladder inflammations, rids the body of toxins, cold and flu, food poisoning, skin problems, arthritis and as an insect repellent safe to use on pets to ward of pests, flies and fleas.

Cautions: Wormwood contains Thujone, a toxic substance and should only be taken in small doses under the advisement of a qualified herbalist.

Wormwood tea Recipe: Steep 1 tsp dried Wormwood in 1 cup water. Strain and drink.

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