Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Native to Eastern N. America

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Parts used: aerial portions

Medicinal uses: To stimulate appetite and to treat dyspeptic complaints, including gastritis and gall bladder ailments. A traditional remedy for eliminating worms. Also used topically to treat skin disorders.

Cautions: Take only under professional supervision. Take only in small doses, generally for no more than 4-5 weeks at a time. Do not take during pregnancy (Chevallier 66).   
Wormwood Artemisia absinthium

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