Wormwood, also known as Artemisia absinthium, is a herbaceous perennial plant that has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. The herb contains compounds like absinthin and thujone, which are believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Wormwood benefits include aiding digestion, relieving menstrual cramps, reducing fever and inflammation, alleviating anxiety and depression, and boosting the immune system. It can also be used as a natural insect repellent due to its strong aroma. Interestingly enough, wormwood has gained notoriety for its use in the production of the alcoholic beverage absinthe.
However, it’s important to note that excessive consumption of wormwood or taking high doses of its extracts can be toxic and cause adverse side effects such as seizures or hallucinations.
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