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Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) live plant

Artemisia absinthium or Wormwood is native to temperate regions in Europe, Asia and northern Africa, growing up to 5 feet tall. It's a bitter tasting stem-like plant with green-grey leaves and little yellow flowers. Wormwood is an ingredient in the alcoholic beverage absinthe, which was invented in 1792 by a French doctor. Intended as a medicine, it became very popular as a recreational drink

Artemisia absinthium plant - usage

The plant arrives in a small encased pot of soil with sufficient nutrients to survive for 3 weeks without water, though we recommend watering and replanting immediately upon arrival. Plant it outside in a garden or in a larger pot on your balcony. The ideal time for planting outside is between late spring / early summer, though it can also be grown indoors all year round.

Product may differ from image. Artemisia absinthium is sent in a state of 'rest', without leaves. It will liven up within a few days of receiving it.

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Wormwood - effects

Wormwood is a mental stimulant. The effect of wormwood is narcotic, lightly anaesthetic, giving a peaceful and relaxing feeling. In combination with alcohol or in larger dosages hallucinations might occur. Wormwood is suitable for making tea, which has a positive effect during post-flu or post-infectious periods. In small doses wormwood is a remedy against common cold, rheumatism and tapeworm. It also increases the appetite.

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Last updated on 2014-04-20 | © 1999-2014 Azarius International

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