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WORMWOOD - 中亚苦蒿
Artemisia absinthium

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Stomach disorders (gastrectasia, acid reflux, gastritis, bloating), intestinal disorders, lack of appetite, heaptitis, disorders of liver and gall bladder, parasites (including vermins); to stimulate the uterus, to promote stronger Menstruation ...

Description

Composition :
100% Artemisia absinthium flos et folium - 130mg capsule

Part used :
Flowers and leaves harvested in late spring

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a herbaceous, perennial plant in the Daisy family (Asteraceae), native to the temperate regions of Eurasia and North Africa. The stems are straight, growing typically to about 1 meter (3ft) tall, grooved, branched, and silvery-green. The leaves are spirally arranged, greenish-grey above and white below, covered with silky silvery-white trichomes, and bearing minute oil-producing glands; the basal leaves are up to 25 cm (10in) long, bipinnate to tripinnate with long petioles, with the upper leaves smaller, 5 – 10 cm (2-4in) long, less divided, and with short petioles. Its flowers are pale yellow, tubular, and clustered in spherical bent-down heads (capitula), which are in turn clustered in leafy and branched panicles. The fruit is a small achene.

Wormwood is a popular additive in many digestive drinks (e.g. Cinzano, Carepano, Stock, Matrini, Noilly Prat).

Bio-active ingredients include bitterns like absinthin, anabsinthin, artabsin and artemisin, malic acid, succinic acid, potassium salt, manganese, essential oils (cadinene, phellandrene, pinene, thujone); these substances stimulate digestion, gall, uterus and menstruation, and help with bloating, cramps or lack of appetite. Wormwood helps elminate parasites from the intestinal tract.

History: In Europe, Wormwood has traditionally been used as a natural remedy to stimulate the appetite and relieve indigestion. It is also used to support delivery with pregnant women.

Note: Wormwood contains thujone, a psycho-active chemical that can cause epileptic-like convulsions and kidney failure when ingested in large amounts. Wormwood should not be used during pregnancy (except for delivery), as it stimulates the uterus.

Dosage

Take 1-2 capsules three times daily, with plenty of water.

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