In herbal medicine, wormwood is used as a medicinal plant. It is an integral part of the plants used in traditional Asian, African and European medicine. From its scientific name Artemisia absinthium, this therapeutic plant is also known as mugwort, holy grass or even worm grass. It is part of the Asteraceae family and contains an aromatic essence rich in thujone. This therapeutic plant also contains malic acids, succinic, and tannic substances.
Therapeutic indications of Absinthe
I’holy grass is particularly indicated to treat stomach aches, as well as all attacks of the digestive system. It can be used in two different ways: internally and externally.
- Externally – wormwood can be used as an antiseptic. Just apply it to the wound or insect bite.
- Internally – this plant is used to tone the whole organism. It is thus very effective in combating fatigue. It also has anti-nausea, anti-parasitic and stomachic properties. For this purpose, mugwort is ideal for seasickness, nausea, digestive disorders or to get rid of intestinal worms such as roundworms and pinworms. In addition, taking this plant can also be very effective in stimulating the appetite. Also, in traditional medicine, it is used to treat fever, flu and all other forms of viral disease. When used in the form of eye drops, it works by fortifying the eyes.
Apart from that, this therapeutic plant can also be used as an expectorant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac or anti-inflammatory. However, it is necessary to observe the correct dosage.
In what form is this medicinal plant used?
Absinthe can be used in 4 distinct forms. Externally, it is used in decoction. Internally, you have the choice between infusion, herbal tea and wormwood powder.
Its method of use
To use absinthe correctly, you have to know how to respect the right dosage for each form. Thus, when used in decoction, you must mix 10 to 30 g of dried leaf in a liter of water. This lotion will then be applied to the skin in the form of a poultice. It will treat infections, facilitate the healing of wounds and treat certain inflammations. In infusion, 2 to 4 g are sufficient. This method of use is ideal for promoting appetite. In herbal tea, 1 gram of dried leaves and put in 200 ml of water. Bring the mixture to a boil for 10 minutes. You can then have a cup before all three meals. Finally, when it is in powder, 1 to 2 grams are enough to serve as tonics.
What are the contraindications of absinthe?
Despite its many virtues, theabsinthe cannot be used for everyone. Indeed, it is contraindicated in those who suffer from gallstones, liver disease or inflammation of the gallbladder. This is also the case for people prone to stomach ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux. In addition, people with epilepsy should not take this medicinal plant. Also, one must be vigilant in relation to the interaction of this plant with anxiety medications.