Common Wormwood, Absinthium Artemisia absinthium
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Common Wormwood, Absinthium
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 30 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Artemisia absinthium ( absinthium , absinthe wormwood , wormwood , common wormwood , or grand wormwood ) is a species of wormwood , native to temperate regions of Eurasia and northern Africa . more...
* This is the main botanical ingredient in Absinthe, an alcoholic spirit that has a long and interesting history. Vincent van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway were Absinthe drinkers. The active ingredient Thujone is said to create a clear headed intoxication and is also reputed to be dangerous in excess.
* Wormwood is a very bitter plant with a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It is valued especially for its tonic effect on the liver, gallbladder and digestive system, and for its vermicidal activity. It is an extremely useful medicine for those with weak and under-active digestion.
* The plant is applied externally to bruises and bites. A warm compress has been used to ease sprains and strained muscles. more...