ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM L

Wormwood

Wermoud, Wermud, Absinthe

Family: Asteraceae

Medical use: Loss of appetite, indigestion, weak disorders of stomach and intestine, chron (secondary treatment), liver and gall disorders, wounds, bug bite

Parts: Herb with flower (no roots)

Side effect:
  • Asteraceae can effect alergic
  • If you have gallbladder stone, biliary obstruction, ulcer of stomach or intense, dont use
  • Dont use without a doctors consult if you have kidney problems or porfiria (an enzym disorder, which can cause sensitivity to light, therefore a basis for vampire myth)
Drug interactions:
  • Can interact with anticonvulsants
Warnings:
  • Not recommended under 18 age
  • Can effect ability of drive and machine using
  • Dont use longer than 2 weeks
  • If you have gallbladder stone, biliary obstruction, ulcer of stomach or intense, dont use

How to Use:

İnternaly:

Loss of appetite, indigestion, weak disorders of stomach and intestine, chron (secondary treatment), liver and gall disorders:

Tea: 1-1,5g grinded herb, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. Half hour before dinner, max 3g a day

Juice: Press fresh herb, 5ml, 2 times a day

Tincture (1:5, %70 ethanol): 1g, 3 times a day, half hour before dinners

Externaly:

Wounds, bug bites:

Tea(decoction): 5g grinded herb, add 1lt water, heat untill boiling, reduce heat quite low, brew 30min more on oven, filter. Apply on area with problem

Name Artemisia claimd to came from greek goddess Artemis, or wife of king Mausolus of Caria (Bodrum/Turkey), Artemisia. Its native in Asia and Europa.

Famous spirit named absinthe contains mainly anise, fennel and wormwood. Even so belived hallucinogenic effect of this alcholic drink considered to be related with wormwood, no evidence has been found by researches, that it has any hallucinogenic effect at all. Even so, thujone in this plant is an gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA: a limiter agent, which operates in neural system and brain) inhibitor and in high dose or continiously use by long period would change functions of brain. Maybe those were spirits with high content of wormwood or even another herbs with hallucinogenic effect.

Besides wormwood is a part of vermoth and some beer sorts production.

William Shakespeare has refered to plant by famous theatre game ‘Romeo and Juliette’.

There is many other Artemisia species and they dont have same contents, so they wouldnt to use instead of eachother (A. Vulgaris [common mugwort], A. Abrotanum [southernwood, lad’s love], A. Dranculus [estragon], etc.)

Content: β-pinene, α-thujone, β-thujone, sabinyl acetate, Z-epoxyocimene, chrysanthenol, chrysanthenyl acetate

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First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

Rheumatism

Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. 1 cup at night.

Alternative:

Red Centaury (Erythrarea Cen. Pers.) herb 25 g

Fennel seeds 25 g

Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. Max 2 times a day.

First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

Blood Cleaner

Nettel (Urtica dioica) 50g

Aloe Vera 50g

Tea: 2g dry nettel, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter, let it cool a litle, mix a turkish tea spoon (2.5ml)  aloe vera juice in it. Drink fresh two times a day, a week long. Can be sweeten with little honey.