Wormwood Herb c/s
Botanical Name - Artemisia absinthium
Origin - Europe and North America
Other Names - absinthe wormwood, green ginger.
Typical Preparations - Soaked in wine or other spirits, as a tea, in some dream and sleep pillows, as a liquid herbal extract and sometimes found in capsules
Wormwood is a member of the aster family native to Europe now naturalized throughout much of North America.
Before the use of hops, it was used to flavor beer and a honey wine known as mead. The herb is still the main flavoring agent in absinthe and vermouth. For the home herbalist, wormwood is mainly used to produce herbal bitters.
Precautions - This herb contains thujone, which is toxic in large doses. Limit internal use to bitters.
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