Wormwood (Artemisa absinthium) is a herb that we know mainly for the bitter taste and as an indispensable ingredient of alcoholic beverages. However, wormwood first of all should be viewed as a healing and a very useful plant.
Wormwood during the 19th century was mainly associated with alcoholic drinks, which was often consumed by the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. At that time it was believed that this drink caused the condition called absurdity, which is associated with hallucinations, insomnia and many other mental problems.
Likewise, for a long time people thought that the component in wormwood is responsible for the negative impact of the absinthe, and later, with the advancement of the technology and science, it was found that absinthia is nothing but chronic intoxication.
It is a therapeutic healing herb that has been used for medical purposes since Roman times, while in traditional medicine in Asia and Europe. Wormwood extract and the plant itself are used for many diseases, one of which is cleaning from harmful organisms.
Wormwood for cleaning up harmful organisms
Harmful organisms are a problem in almost every country of the world, they can contaminate the food and the water we drink, causing massive infections of humans and animals. In developing countries, where people have limited use of certain drugs, they rely mainly on traditional medicine. Even people in big cities and developed countries do not want to drink tablets for anything that is not critical and are turning to alternative, natural medicine.
It is well known as a herb that helps us make our body a toxic environment for harmful organisms. It has very similar health benefits to Beetroot juice, which is strongly recommended.
Wormwood extract is also given to sheep as an alternative to expensive drugs against intestinal parasites and other parasites, and has been proven to have a very good effect.
Other healing properties of wormwood
Its healing properties are not limited to only harmful microorganisms. This plant has components that stimulate digestion by promoting the work of the liver and bladder. Its healing effect strengthens if we mix it with other digestive plants such as mint and ginger.
On the other hand it has been proven that the wormwood improves circulation, reduces swelling and nervousness. Like many other plants, it’s also a source of antioxidants, while in Europe it has been used for many centuries as a scouring plaster.
It is known that people who suffer from Crohn’s disease often have to take steroids, while the study published at Yale University in America has shown that patients after ten-year intake of wormwood can also reduce the use of steroids, meanwhile it is reported to have improved mood and quality of life, and this is something that is often not achieved with standard medicines.
Wormwood can be consumed as tea, solvents, oils and extracts.