Wild Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) Extract 30 ml
  • Wild Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) Extract 30 ml
  • Wild Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) Extract 30 ml
  • Wild Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) Extract 30 ml
  • Wild Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) Extract 30 ml

Wild Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) Extract 30 ml

22,00 €

Origin: Germany

Ingredients: 1:1 Organic alcohol, Artemisia dried leaves

NO additives, coloring, added sugar, gluten, soy or GMOs.

Keywords: digestion problems, loss of appetite, upset stomach, gall bladder disease, and intestinal spasms, fever, liver disease, and worm infections, parasites, candida, antioxidant, Malaria, migraine.

Energetics: very bitter, cooling.

It is traditionally used as a bitter tonic and helps to support the digestive tract. The bitter compounds in Wormwood are responsible for the therapeutic properties of the plant. Wormwood has an affinity for stimulating and invigorating the whole digestive process. Wormwood has been traditionally used for the treatment of parasites and worms.
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Dosage

Intervention: 5 to 10 drops per day.
Treatment: 10-15 drops, 3 times per day max.

Directions for use

Shake before using. Take directly on the tongue or in a half glass of water or tea, 15 to 30 minutes
before meals. For long-term treatment, use 6 days out of 7.

Mode of Action
The free radical scavenging and antioxidant activity is attributed to the presence of several phenolic compounds (gallic acid, coumaric acid, vanillic acid, syringic acid, chlorogenic salicylic acid) and flavonoids including quercetin and rutin. Recently, Bora et al. revealed that A. absinthium possesses potent antioxidant properties and its methanolic extract has clearly demonstrated neuroprotection evidenced by the reduction of lipid peroxidation level associated with decreasing thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) level and the recovery of endogenous antioxidant (e.g., superoxide dismutase (SOD) glutathione (GSH)), indicating that A. absinthium may be used as a preventive agent against diseases related to oxidative stress. Another study evidenced the free radical scavenging action and cytoprotective effect of A. absinthium ethanolic extract against oxidative injury in fibroblast-like cells. The plant extracts were tested for free radical scavenging action by estimating their capacity to inhibits 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) free radical and reactive hydroxyl radical during the Fenton reaction trapped by 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide through the use of electron spin resonance spectroscopy. Thus, A. absinthium was recognized to be a vital source of natural antioxidant substances.

Helpful Associations
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Ethnobotany
A light infusion of the tops of the plant, used fresh, is excellent for all disorders of the stomach, creating an appetite, promoting digestion and preventing sickness after meals, but it is said to produce the contrary effect if made too strong.
The flowers, dried and powdered, are most effectual as a vermifuge, and used to be considered excellent in Malaria treatment. The essential oil of the herb is used as a worm-expeller, the spirituous extract being preferable to that distilled in water. The leaves give out nearly the whole of their smell and taste both to spirit and water, but the cold water infusions are the least offensive.
The intensely bitter, tonic and stimulant qualities have caused Wormwood not only to be an ingredient in medicinal preparations, but also to be used in various liqueurs, of which absinthe is the chief, the basis of absinthe being absinthol, extracted from Wormwood. Wormwood, as employed in making this liqueur, bears also the name 'Wermuth' - preserver of the mind - from its medicinal virtues as a nervine and mental restorative. If not taken habitually, it soothes spinal irritability and gives tone to persons of a highly nervous temperament. Suitable allowances of the diluted liqueur will promote salutary perspiration and may be given as a vermifuge. Inferior absinthe is generally adulterated with copper, which produces the characteristic green colour.
The drug, absinthium, is rarely employed, but it might be of value in nervous diseases such as neurasthenia, as it stimulates the cerebral hemispheres, and is a direct stimulant of the cortex cerebri.

History
The earliest historical reference to wormwood I can find goes back as far as 2800BC. The legendary Chinese emperor Shen-Nung, (also known as “The Divine Healer”) single-handedly tasted every plant in China to see if the taste was good and to find out what was dangerous. Legend has it that during his research he was poisoned seventy-two times in a single day and yet amazingly suffered no long-term effects, however, alternative stories reveal that he turned green and died from toxic overdose you decide! He is attributed with discovering that sweet wormwood cures Malaria now used in a herb based medicine as an anti malaria drug. According to the department of bioengineering, University of Washington, it is also believed to have selective toxicity towards cancer cells.
Medicinal uses for wormwood also date back to the 1840s where French Foreign Legion troops fighting in Algeria were given absinthe to prevent various fevers. This gave the troops “a taste” for absinthe which they brought back to Paris and it quickly engaged the French society.
The use of wormwood leaves and combining them with alcohol is ancient, with references appearing in old texts such as the Bible and Egyptian papyri. For many centuries its many uses have included, a repellent for moths and fleas, a general pesticide and a worming medicine for people and animals.
The Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, claimed it eased childbirth and Hippocrates, father of medicine, recommended it for a number of ailments, including menstrual pain, rheumatism and anaemia.
Wormwood has also in the past been used in rituals by adding it to herbal incense to aid psychic reception, high spirits, and relieve anger and negativity.
The Romans referred to common wormwood as absinthium from the word absinthial meaning bitter.
Wormwood was also once used as a traditional stuffing for the goose. Today wormwood is used as a mild sedative, to eliminate worms, increase stomach acidity and lower fever. It can help you regain your appetite and enhances digestion. It eliminates toxins and congestion in the gut and has also been used to treat liver, gastric gallbladder and vascular disorders and migraine. It is used for treating infections, fever, colds and flu. Moroccans call it Chiba, which is Arabic for wormwood and adds it to their tea during the colder months to keep out the cold. Wormwood’s uses are not only limited to ingestion, this herb can be used for wounds, skin ulcers, blemishes and insect bites.

 

Contra-Indications
Pregnancy. You shouldn't take wormwood if you're pregnant, as it may cause miscarriage.
Breastfeeding and early childhood. Women who are breastfeeding and children should avoid this herb due to a lack of safety information. Epilepsy, Heart disease, Kidney problems.

Interactions
Artemisia absinthium should be used with caution with individuals suffering from seizures or taking seizure medications like phenobarbital, valproic acid (Depakene), primidone (Mysoline), gabapentin (Neurontin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), and phenytoin (Dilantin).