Botanical: Artemisia absinthium
Plant in the sun or shade.
Winter hardy to zone: 3
Uses: Medicinal/Cut Flower (filler)
Wormwood is poisonous if used in large quantities! Even just the scent of the plant has been known to cause headaches and nervousness in some people. The plant is very bitter with a long history of medicinal use. It is valued especially for its tonic effect on the liver and digestive system especially for those with weak and under-active digestion. The plant is harvested as it is coming into flower and can be dried for later use. Use with caution, the plant should be taken internally in small doses for short-term treatment only, under the supervision of a qualified practitioner only. The plant can be applied externally to bruises and insect bites.
Wormwood deters mosquitoes and other insects.
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We always encourage customers to do their own research on herbal remedies regarding uses and safety.