Artemisia absinthium (wormwood)
50 grams shredded leaves
IntroductionArtemisia absinthium (absinthium, wormwood or green ginger) is a species of Artemisia, native to temperate regions of Eurasia and Northern Africa. It is grown as an ornamental plant and is used as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe as well as some other alcoholic drinks.
Effects of wormwoodWormwood is an ingredient in the spirit absinthe, and is used for flavouring in some other spirits and wines. In the Middle Ages, it was used to spice mead. In 18th century England, wormwood was sometimes used instead of hops in beer. It also increases the appetite.
How to use WormwoodWormwood is suitable for making tea.
WarningArtemisia absinthium contains thujone, a GABAA receptor antagonist that can cause epileptic-like convulsions and kidney failure when ingested in large amounts.
Wormwood is also available as an extract »
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