Herbs Guide

Common Wormwood

Family Name: N.O. Compositae

Botanical Name(s): Artemisia absinthium (LINN.)

Popular Name(s): Green Ginger

Parts Used: The complete herb

Habitat: Common Wormwood is found in Europe, Siberia and United States of America.

Description: Common Wormwood is a perennial with leafy stems. Its flowering stem is 2 to 21/2 feet in length, whitish in colour and is covered with fine silky hairs. The leaves are 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches broad. The flowers are greenish-yellow in colours which bloom from July to October.

Uses: Common Wormwood yields a volatile oil. It is used as tonic, stomachic, febrifuge and as anthelmintic. It is used as a nervine tonic also which is used in falling sickness.