Wormwood is a perennial plant or shrubby plant found all over the world. Its appearance is characterized by deeply-incised leaves and small yellow flowers. The leaves are bitter-tasting, and so the word wormwood in many historical texts is used to describe something grievous and bitter. Wormwoodhas an interesting history and mythology. Sometimes mentioned in ancient texts as a vile poison and sometimes as an herb of medicinal value, this herb grows in a good portion of the world and has been used by humans since ancient times.
Historically, this herb has been utilized for a variety of purposes. Wormwood has been used as a medicinal herb, as a vermifuge (an agent that dispels intestinal worms), as a protection against the plague, as a deterrent for vermin (especially fleas), and as the star ingredient in the infamous drink of absinthe, to name a few.
It has also been used externally on rashes and injuries. Compresses soaked in Wormwood tea were recommended for irritations, bruises, and sprains.
Note: Wormwood should not be taken with pregnant, nursing or on medications. If you are on medications, please see our doctor before beginning to use to insure it will not interact with your medications.
Storage:Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.