• Dr. Wilde

ARTEMISIA

Updated: Oct 20, 2019


Artemisia is also known as wormwood, absinthium, absinthe wormwood, common wormwood, green ginger or grand wormwood. It is a silvery-green foliage known for its medicinal, culinary and aromatic properties


Source: Orginally hailing from Asia, Europe and North Africa, Wormwood now grows abundantly in North and South America



Benefits:

Anti-Parasitic: Used very often to clear up parasitic infestations in concert with Clove and Black Walnut Hull. Parasites such as roundworms and pinworms are effectively neutralized by Wormwood


Liver Health: Hepatoprotective benefits decrease oxidative stress and inflammation in the liver. Commonly used to help clear out liver and bile duct congestion


Digestive Health: Due to it being a bitter herb, it affects the bitter sensing tastebuds which stimulate salivation, bile production from the liver, stomach acid production and peristalsis of the GI tract.

Increasing stomach acid and bile production decreases SIBO in those afflicted, improving gut flora and digestion


Anti-Inflammatory: Having very effective anti-inflammatory effects, it brings relief to those suffering from chronic inflammation and joint issues like arthritis or fibromyalgia



Risks: Due to a naturally occurring drug within wormwood, Thujone, it is advised to take this medicament in moderation and monitor for any side effects, especially for alcohol distilled concoctions of Wormwood. Side effects of Wormwood alcoholic tinctures have been known to cause gastrointestinal issues, neurotoxic issues and when abused can cause mental illness. Dizziness can also come about in smaller doses


Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not ingest Wormwood


Those with gallstones or gallbladder issues should abstain from taking this. In any case, consult with a doctor before trying wormwood as a remedy



Sustainability: This plant does not suffer from many disease beyond “root rot” from overly watered and saturated soil. Due to its short harvest time, weeks to a couple months, there is no shortage of this medicine


Processing: The blossoming, aromatic branch tips of this plant are what get harvested and processed for use as a tea, tincture or powder


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Resources:


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2758403/ - Growing uses in medicine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17240130 - Effects on Crohn’s disease

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01126931 - Aids in increasing appetite

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-12-tea-infusions-wormwood-schistosomiasis-faster.html - Used to clear up parasitic infection of schistosomiasis

https://researchmatters.in/news/scientists-study-ability-sweet-wormwood-fighting-breast-cancer - Wormwood effects against breast cancer

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/artemisia-absinthium - Overview of Artemisia



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