- Medicinal Plants
- Wormwood, Seeds and Leaves
- 1 oz. Wormwood, dried, Artemisia absinthium, USDA Organic
1 oz. Wormwood, dried, Artemisia absinthium, USDA Organic
One ounce of bulk Wormwood, cut and sifted plant parts. Contains thujone.This bitter herb is used in many formulas, and, like citronella, is a strong insect and bug repellent. USDA Certified Organic.
Wormwood is used for various digestion problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, gall bladder disease, and intestinal spasms. Wormwood is also used to treat fever, liver disease, depression, muscle pain, memory loss and worm infections; to increase sexual desire; as a tonic; and to stimulate sweating. Wormwood is used for Crohn's disease and a kidney disorder called IgA nephropathy.
Wormwood oil is also used for digestive disorders, to increase sexual desire, and to stimulate the imagination.
Some people apply wormwood directly to the skin for osteoarthritis (OA), and healing wounds and insect bites. Wormwood oil is used as a counter-irritant to reduce pain.
In manufacturing, wormwood oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes. It is also used as an insecticide.