Wormwood is a perennial herb native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is known for its strong, bitter taste and pungent aroma. The plant is typically used to flavor alcoholic beverages, such as absinthe and vermouth, and has also been used in traditional medicine as a digestive aid and to treat fever, malaria, and other ailments. Wormwood is characterized by its long, slender stems, silver-gray leaves, and clusters of small, yellow flowers.
The plant has a long history of use in herbal remedies and is still commonly used today in natural health products. However, it is important to note that many health claims made about wormwood have not been scientifically proven and it is always important to speak with a healthcare professional before using any new supplement or herbal remedy.
Botanical Name: artemisia absinthium
Also known as: green ginger, grand wormwood, American or Western wormwood, Madder wort, wormwood sage