Wormwood herb extract, benefits, health, effects, plant, supplements, side effects Wormwood

What Wormwood herb Is:

This herb, which is somewhat woody at the base and has grayish green leaves and clusters of miniature yellow flowers, once had an almost hallowed health-restoring reputation. Native to Europe but now found growing wild from Newfoundland south to Pennsylvania, wormwood was said to counteract poisoning from toadstools and hemlock (as well as the bites of sea dragons); treat liver disease, gout, and kidney stones; dispel intestinal worms; repel fleas, weevils, and other vermin; encourage menstruation; calm the mind and the nerves; and "cure" drunkenness. The latter is a most curious application, given wormwood's ties to the booze business. Brewers used to use it to increase the headiness of beer. Distillers made it the primary constituent of absinthe, an addictive, narcotic nineteenth-century liqueur so notorious for damaging both the brain and the nerves that it was eventually banned (well, almost). The herb also was once known as wermuth (preserver of the mind). Change the w to a v, and you have a liquor that still contains a touch of wormwood.

Wormwood herb extract, benefits, health, effects

Search over 10,000 Natural Remedies and Alternative Medicine Articles

Wormwood health benefits
Wormwood benefits
Wormwood supplements
Wormwood side effects
Wormwood health
Wormwood effects
Wormwood plant
Wormwood extract
Herb Wormwood



Other Herbal Remedies:

Uva ursi
White horehound
White willow
Wild cherry
Wild yam
Witch hazel
Wood betony
Yellow dock
Yerba mansa
Yerba santa