Wormwood Cut (Artemisia absinthium)
Common wormwood is an herb in the Artemisia genus native to Europe, North America, and Siberia. It has the characteristic grayish white downy leaves common to the artemisias and small yellow flower buds, and grows as a weed along fences and roadsides. It was traditionally used as a bitter tonic and carminative to support healthy appetite levels and gastrointestinal function, and a healthy flora balance in the digestive tract. Wormwood was used to support the nervous system when taken in small amounts.
It was used as a chief ingredient in the notorious preparation of absinthe liqueur, to which the name absinthium refers. It was once believed that the psychotropic activity and toxicity of absinthe were due to the thujone content, however modern analysis has demonstrated that only minor amounts of this compound were present, and the effects may have been due to the copper and antimony adulterants as well as the high ethanol content.
In magical practices Wormwood may be a useful ingredient when doing work around, connecting to passed loved ones, psychic powers, attracting a loved one, safety from accidents, and manifesting the dead. It has a grass like fragrance, and comes in a variety of different sizes. If you need a specific amount not listed, please message us.
- Psychic Powers
- Connecting to Passed Loved Ones
- Attracting a Loved One
- The Dead
Holistic Healing Uses: (Not to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent) Use at Your Own Risk
- Nervous System
- Wasp/Scorpion Injuries