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Artemisia absinthum
Wormwood
Family:
Compositae


picture: mid-August 2004

Origin:
Europe and western Asia

Type:
perennial

Flowering/Fruiting:

Part used:
whole herb (mainly upper leafy part)

Actions:
bitter tonic (one of the most bitter remedies in common use), carminative, anthelminitic, anti-microbial, anti-bilious

Uses:
digestive debility, dyspeptic conditions (gastritis, gall bladder ailments), round worm/pin worm infestations

Catchtail Comments:
(NB the purple flowering plant in the background is a sage).

Links:
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/w/wormwo37.html#worrom
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/WORMWOOD.html

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