In today’s blog post, we’re discussing the herb Wormwood. Wormwood belongs to the Artemisinin or Artemisia family. Notably, there are different types of Artemisias, such as Artemisia annua and the common Wormwood, known as Artemisia vulgaris. Historically, Artemisia vulgaris has been rolled into little sticks used in traditional practices that, when burned, produce a distinctive scent. The Wormwood herb is renowned for its bitter taste, with some even asserting that it’s among the most bitter herbs available.
There is a historical record, found in a classic herbal medicine book, which suggests that Wormwood was traditionally prepared by cutting the flowery tops and steeping them in boiling water. This preparation was left overnight, strained, and consumed the next day. The bitterness of Wormwood is said to be beneficial for those with dyspepsia as it aids in promoting the production of stomach acids, whereas sugars have the opposite effect.
An essential ingredient in Wormwood is thujone, which has been linked to altered mental states. Absinthe, a drink with high alcohol content and rich in thujone, was especially popular in France from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Its consumption led to several incidents of absinthe poisoning. However, it’s essential to approach such narratives with caution. Many substances, when taken without knowledge or in excess, can be harmful.
From a medicinal perspective, the name Wormwood suggests its primary function – it’s potent against parasites. This herb is effective against various worms, including roundworms, pinworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. It’s even recommended, in the right dosage, for animals and children to treat worms. Understanding appropriate dosing is crucial before considering any herbal remedy.
Artemisinin, another component found in Wormwood, is potent when used in parasite treatments. In our book, Candida Crusher, we discuss different elements and their impact on various health concerns. For instance, while Wormwood wasn’t included in CanXida Remove because it was not our target, CanXida Remove does have an effect on worms. However, if one’s goal is to improve liver and gallbladder function or the stomach’s overall activity, Wormwood might be the herb of choice. Always remember to consult a professional before starting any herbal regimen.
Herbs like Wormwood have a long history of usage, with references dating back to 1577. It’s crucial to respect the potency of such substances and use them responsibly.
Disclaimer: While the information provided offers insights into the benefits of Wormwood, always consult with your healthcare professional before making any decisions regarding its use.