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.