Bitter wormwood and common wormwood

Bitter wormwood and common wormwood

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Wormwood (Artemisia absintum L.) - as its name suggests, - really bitter, being a rare exception among the spicy wormwood. However, its leaves are also used as a spice. They contain 0.5-2% essential oil, organic acids, carotene, vitamins C, B6, K, bitterness.

First of all, various alcoholic beverages insist on it: aperitifs, pernod, vermouths, martinis, liqueurs. In brewing, it is sometimes used as a substitute for hops. Previously, absinthe was also prepared on its basis - wormwood tincture, the name of which (in French - absinte) arose from the Latin name of this wormwood. But it turned out to be extremely harmful due to the presence of wormwood ethers, caused serious disturbances in the central nervous system and a special type of alcoholism - absintheism, and later death, so the production of this tincture was discontinued.

Bitter wormwood is a plant of the steppe zone, loves open sandy habitats, grows in wastelands, pastures, ditches, banks of reservoirs, ravines, forest belts, along railways. Prefers rich, loose and well-drained soils. He doesn't like damp places, he gets wet. In a wild (feral) state in the Leningrad region is rare.

It is bred by gardeners as an ornamental, aromatic and medicinal plant.

Propagated by seeds, occasionally vegetatively - by parts of the roots with buds. It is very beautiful, so one or two bushes of it will not only give you an original spice, but also decorate your site. Weakly ribbed stems, alternate leaves and inflorescences are covered with silky-silky tomentose pubescence. The flowers are small, yellow, in small spherical baskets, which are collected in a dense paniculate inflorescence. Blooms in July-August. A honey plant.

Fruiting in August-September, the seeds are numerous, small, usually do not ripen in the Leningrad region. Propagated by seeds and vegetatively, by root cuttings. It is grown in culture, but there are no zoned varieties yet.

Leaves and herbs are used for medicinal purposes. Before flowering, the basal leaves are harvested, and at the beginning - the tops of the flowering stems. Tincture and infusion of this wormwood is used as bitterness to stimulate appetite (included in the appetizing collection), for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, insomnia, fainting, shortness of breath, insect bites. Outwardly, it is used as compresses and lotions for eye diseases, bruises, in enemas - against worms, as a rinse for diseases of the oral cavity.

In folk medicine, it is used even more widely: for gastritis with low acidity, stomach colic, as a choleretic for diseases of the liver and gallbladder, to increase the secretion of pancreatic juice, for anemia, flatulence, diarrhea, as a sedative, for epilepsy, scrofula, hemorrhoids, articular rheumatism, eczema. For this, tincture, tea, infusion are prepared from wormwood. The latter is prepared as follows: 1 teaspoon of herbs is brewed with 2 cups of boiling water, infused for 20 minutes, 1/4 cup is drunk a day 30 minutes before meals.

Attention! Long-term use and overdose can lead to poisoning and disorders of the nervous system.

It is used as a remedy in veterinary medicine, it improves the appetite of animals. This wormwood is an insecticide containing natural pyrethroids, so fleas, cockroaches and other insects are afraid of its smell. Its broth is used against pests of the garden and vegetable garden. To do this, 3 kg of raw (1 kg of dry) herbs are poured into 1 liter of water, infused for a day, then boiled for 15 minutes, filtered, 10 liters of water are added and the affected plants are sprayed; and also wash animals to kill parasites on them.


Wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris L.), synonyms - Chernobyl, Chernobyl. Stems are ribbed, brownish-purple. Leaves above are shiny, dark green, below - grayish-tomentose, pubescent; not at all bitter, but only slightly spicy in taste. Only young tops in the budding stage are used. Flowers are small, reddish or yellowish, 20-40 per basket. The latter, 3-4 mm in diameter, are collected in a complex paniculate inflorescence.

Common wormwood propagates by seeds, occasionally by dividing the bush. Numerous seeds ripen in August. Distributed throughout the European part of the country, in Siberia, in the Far East. It grows along roadsides, along fences, on garbage heaps along the banks of water bodies, and often as a weed in gardens and fields (especially in winter rye), in perennial grasses, less often in other crops. It is found everywhere, often and abundantly. Frost and frost at any age is not afraid. Wormwood is worth, if not to be introduced into the culture (although breeders should think about this), then, at least, it is much more widely used as a useful wild-growing spice-aromatic and medicinal plant. By the way, in the Czech Republic, it is already grown in vegetable gardens as spicy herbs.

Wormwood contains: carotene, vitamin C (up to 175 mg%), saponins, tannins, essential oil (0.6%). Young leaves, stems and flowers are used as a spice for flavoring sauces, marinades, tinctures, wines, meat dishes, game (or its imitation); for this, the meat (especially if it is fatty) is kept in wormwood broth or marinade, or just before serving, for 1-2 minutes, add a little, at the tip of a knife, powder from dried leaves. This gives the dish a unique game flavor. This seasoning is especially appreciated by hunters.

For medical purposes, grass and roots are used, the first is harvested during flowering, the second is dug up in the fall. When harvesting, they are shaken off the ground, but not washed. In scientific medicine, the herb is used as an appetite stimulant, with neurasthenia, it is also included in Zdrenko's mixture.

Traditional medicine uses Chernobyl as an analgesic, blood-purifying agent, for epilepsy (root powder, 1 teaspoon 4 times a day), for hepatitis, neuroses, insomnia, female diseases, for round worms. Outwardly, this wormwood is used as a gargle for toothache, diseases of the oral mucosa. In the treatment of non-healing wounds and ulcers, juice and fresh grass are used. To prepare the infusion, take 1 tablespoon of herbs and pour 1 glass of boiling water, leave for 15-20 minutes; drink 1/3 - 1/4 cup 20 minutes before meals 3-4 times a day. The broth is used as a diuretic for kidney stone disease; 3 tablespoons of herbs are poured with 1 glass of boiling water, boiled for 10 minutes, filtered. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times daily before meals.

In veterinary medicine, wormwood is used as an astringent and for disinfection of mucous membranes, ulcers, wounds. A few of its branches, fresh or dry, are an excellent medicine for rabbits with a loss of appetite, lethargy, or sickness.

This wormwood insecticide, the regular use of brooms from the Chernobyl disaster repels mosquitoes, mosquitoes, fleas, cockroaches and other insects. It may not be worth it to grow wormwood in the garden yet, it is still a weed (although many of the ancient weeds later became the leading agricultural crops), but it is worth introducing it more widely on our table.

The final introduction into cultivation and breeding of varieties of spicy aromatic wormwood is restrained, obviously, on the one hand, by their insufficient consumption by the food industry and the population, and on the other, by their still rather large natural reserves. But needs are growing and natural resources are being depleted. In addition, varietal products always have a better taste, a more refined aroma. Therefore, the time is not far away when the needs will exceed the natural raw material resources, and it is necessary to prepare for this already now, i.e. engage in the selection of wormwood. And the population needs to develop taste and interest in their consumption. After all, we cannot imagine life now without onions, dill, bay leaves, and other spices. And wormwood can decorate our table, make it even tastier and more varied.

V. Starostin, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), like all wormwood, is a representative of one of the largest families - the Asteraceae. This is a perennial herbaceous densely pubescent and, in this regard, a grayish-silvery plant with a characteristic odor and bitter taste, in warm regions it is often a half-shrub with an erect, branched stem, up to 1 m high.Leaves are dissected, meticulous botanists described them as twice-thrice-peened. The flowers are very small, yellow, collected in a basket inflorescence, forming one-sided, slightly drooping panicles bloom in July-September. Fruits - achenes ripen in August-October.

Ornamental variety ‘Lambrook Silver’ (75 cm high, leaves deeply dissected, silvery).

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Our readers may know that bitter wormwood cures many diseases. She is a recognized leader in her family. It is a silver colored perennial herb with a strong spicy aroma. Its use is effective for the prevention and treatment of many diseases. The unique properties of this plant help to normalize many disturbed processes in the body, get rid of parasites and microbes.

Probably not everyone knows that bitter wormwood cures insomnia, various nervous disorders, strengthens the immune system, and normalizes metabolism. The bitterness of this plant stimulates the digestive tract, the secretion of pancreatic juice and bile. Essential oils and chamazulene stimulate appetite and have anti-inflammatory effects.

Herbalists say that bitter wormwood treats bronchial asthma (as part of complex therapy), rheumatism, eczema.

Ornamental plant varieties

Ornamental varieties of wormwood with openwork dissected leaves of all shades of silver (from almost white to greenish) serve as a wonderful decoration of the garden, highlighting the beauty of flowering and ornamental plants. Small nondescript flowers of the plant are usually removed, leaving them only if you want to propagate the variety you like with seeds.

Decorative species are divided into short and tall. The first are:

  • Steller. Height - 25 - 30 cm, leaves are carved silvery-white with a pleasant smell. Often used as a ground cover plant and planted on alpine hills, in curbs. Recommended neighbors: herbal carnation, phlox, stonecrop, yarrow. A popular variety is Moris Form with silvery-metallic foliage.
  • Schmidt. Depending on the variety, the height of the spherical bush is 25 - 40 cm, the leaves are silvery-green. They are planted in curbs, hills, in the foreground of flower beds. The best varieties: Nana (up to 25 cm) with narrow thin thick leaves, Powus Castle (up to 40 cm) with thick dissected leaves.
  • Pursha. Erect stems grow up to 60 cm, they can be trimmed to the desired height, silvery elongated leaves are slightly pubescent. Serves as an excellent background for bright flowers: roses, phlox, lilies.
  • Louis. It grows up to 80 cm, but growers prefer to pinch the tops to create a compact bush, the silvery leaves are slightly elongated, with jagged ends. Recognized varieties: Valeri Finnig with greenish-silver leaves on the outside and white on the inside, Silver Queen with silvery dense pubescent leaves.

  • Bitter. Its decorative variety attracts with silky silvery green leaves with a pleasant aroma. When planting, it should be borne in mind that the released phytoncides can destroy many neighboring flowers, for example, dahlias, carnations. They are usually planted along the fence.
  • Zhanlim. In this species, openwork dissected leaves have a unique yellowish-green color.
  • Lerhiy. The annual forms pyramidal shrubs with fragrant dark green leaves.
  • Pontic. The color of the leaves of this species is grayish green above and almost white below.

The healing properties of bitter wormwood

Hello dear friends!

Bitter wormwood in the medical practice of many peoples is a revered plant. The main value of wormwood is in its healing bitterness. As strange as it may seem, bitter is simply necessary for our body. Bitterness has a tonic effect on him: bile and digestive juices are actively produced, metabolism is improving, the body is cleared of toxins.

Let's talk today about medicinal properties of bitter wormwood and consider some of the methods of using this wonderful medicinal plant.

As a result of everything I wrote about above, a person acquires the ability to overcome strong physical and mental stress.

With the help of wormwood, many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are treated.

In Russia, wormwood juice was used as a wound healing agent, it was used to cleanse festering wounds.

Wormwood lotions help with bruises, neuralgia and inflammation.

And in France, wormwood was called "the herb of health." As an antihelminthic drug, wormwood is used there as follows:

Powder from wormwood leaves (2 - 3 grams), licorice powder (2 grams), anise powder (0.5 grams) are taken 5 days in a row on an empty stomach, eating prunes. Even in such cases, they drink beer with wormwood - for 30 parts of beer, 1 part of wormwood leaves. Both of these drugs are used against roundworms and pinworms. Well, worms, which are worse than pinworms and roundworms, tapeworms, can also be driven out.

Take herbs bitter wormwood - 60 grams, tansy - 20 grams, chamomile - 10 grams, buckthorn bark - 10 grams. Pour two tablespoons of the mixture with 0.5 liters of water, boil for 10 minutes, strain and drink on an empty stomach and before bedtime. The course of treatment is 3 - 5 days. This remedy, however, is contraindicated in children and pregnant women.

Drinking bitter wormwood is not easy. The French recommend making wine: dry wormwood leaves - 30 grams, 60-degree alcohol - 60 milliliters and white wine - 100 milliliters. The leaves are infused with alcohol for a day, then wine is added and left for 10 days. Strain. You can take such wine no more than 100 grams per day. This is a medicinal drug, its overdose can cause convulsions, as in epilepsy.

Bulgarian medicine recommends wormwood for liver diseases, gastritis with increased secretion gastric juice, gallbladder disease, insomnia, anemia, and bad breath.

If there is something foreign in the body (I have already spoken about the worms) - poison, for example, call wormwood for help, will help.

For example, poisoning with "homemade" vodka is not uncommon these days. In this case, a decoction of a mixture of wormwood (1 part) and thyme herb (4 parts) will help. But this is not an ambulance, but rather rehabilitation, after providing first aid to the victim. Pour a tablespoon of bitter wormwood with a glass of boiling water and boil for 20 minutes, then strain and give a tablespoon 3 times a day for two to three months. Do you think this is long? Then don't drink any nasty stuff.

You cannot sweeten the drink. It won't get sweet anyway, because wormwood is the bitter herb, you can't beat its bitterness, but the effectiveness of the plant will decrease.

You can do this: add centaury and peppermint to the wormwood (take everything in equal parts). Pour one teaspoon of the mixture with a quarter liter of boiling water and strain after 5 minutes. Drink the solution warm.

Wormwood does not have a direct effect on colds, but it should still be taken at this time.It acts as a bitter tonic and improves the patient's well-being.

Wormwood tea will also help with painful menstruation.

When treating wormwood, an overdose is dangerous. Signs of poisoning: headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, and even loss of consciousness is possible.

That, perhaps, is all that I know about medicinal properties of bitter wormwood and the methods of medicinal use of this herb. I would be very grateful if in the comments to the article you would share your recipes for using bitter wormwood. See you, friends!

Another use of wormwood

wormwood is used in the preparation of absinthe

There is one more use of wormwood, which has not been mentioned. Its essential oil is used to make such an alcoholic drink as absinthe. By the way, in translation from French the word "absinthe" means "wormwood". This drink is very, very strong - 70 degrees. It has a history as old as wormwood itself. Once upon a time, they were also offered to be treated. And very quickly this drink gained popularity. But intoxication with absinthe differs from intoxication with ordinary alcohol. It's closer to being drunk with marijuana. And if in small quantities absinthe is useful, then in large doses it can cause nervous disorders. Therefore, in many countries it is prohibited. But on the other hand, the famous "Riga Balsam", which also contains wormwood, is still sold, and is loved by many.

Wormwood citrus seed - use and beneficial properties, recipes for the treatment of parasites

Parasites can attack the body of any person, both adults and children. The danger of infection with round or tapeworms, roundworms, pinworms is very high. The presence of helminths can adversely affect the functionality of the human body.

Detection of helminthic invasion requires mandatory treatment. In any pharmacy, you can buy a proven traditional medicine for parasites - citric seed. The remedy acts quickly and fights various types of helminths found in the human body.

Citrine wormwood (translated from Latin Artemisia maritima) is a plant native to Central Asia, growing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The herb has an unpleasant, pungent odor and bitter taste.

Medicine is interested in seeds, or rather half-open flower baskets. They contain substances - cineole, santonin, essential oils and flavonoids.

Due to its rich composition, unblown wormwood baskets have an antihelminthic effect.

This seed, its beneficial effect on the body of a sick person, was known to ancient healers. The most useful property of the herb is the treatment of parasites with wormwood. Powder, medicinal infusions, decoctions are made from the grains. The essential oil, which the plant is rich in, has bactericidal, antiseptic, analgesic and distracting properties.

Treatment with a citric seed of helminthic invasions of internal organs is widely used. Wormwood preparations are used in veterinary medicine and medicine. The seed of Cina maritima is known to contribute to:

  • improving the metabolic processes of the body
  • normalization of appetite
  • relieving depression, insomnia, panic attacks, nervous irritability
  • treatment of malignant tumors
  • getting rid of ascites
  • fight against asthenia
  • relieving chronic fatigue
  • prevention of anemia.

Citric Seed for Parasites

In folk medicine, there is no faster and more effective antiparasitic agent than citrus seed for worms. For proper treatment, you must strictly adhere to these recipes when preparing drinks:

  1. To prepare the most effective infusion, 1 glass of boiling water is poured into a thermos and wormwood seeds are poured into it, in an amount of 1 tsp. The resulting product is infused for an hour. It is taken orally in the morning on an empty stomach and in the evening before bedtime.
  2. There is another mixture, with a different composition, which gives a quick effect. For cooking, you will need the following components:
  • birch buds - 30 g
  • wormwood seed - 5 g
  • boiling water - 250 ml.

All ingredients are mixed and infused for 2 hours, filtered. Consume 29 ml up to five times a day half an hour before meals. The course of treatment is 5 days.

  1. You can fight the disease using this recipe: mix honey with wormwood seeds and use it for adults, at a dosage of 15 g. Before going to bed, take a concentrate of hay.

Citric seed for children

Wormwood is used against parasites in children only under the strict supervision of a pediatrician. If the child has a negative reaction to the drug, then the therapy is stopped. You can get rid of parasites in two weeks, for this you need to take citric seed to children according to the scheme:

  1. The first day. Eat 300 mg of powder before meals. Then give silicon water to drink.
  2. Second day. The dosage of the powder should be doubled - 600 mg.
  3. Day three - 900 mg.
  4. With each new day, the dosage should be increased by 300 mg. When the mass of the medicine reaches 2.1 g, continue taking it for another week.


The parasite medicine has its drawbacks. The plant is poisonous, it is necessary to use an infusion or decoction of wormwood from parasites, being careful. Before use, a consultation with your doctor is required. To avoid negative consequences, you need to conduct a survey to identify a possible reaction to the plant.

There are special contraindications for citric semen: liver and kidney disease, stomach ulcer in the acute phase, bowel disease, gastritis.

If during the reception there are attacks of dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, then it is necessary to abandon the remedy.

Also, treatment cannot be recommended if the patient is in a febrile state. Wormwood seed should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Citrine Seed Price

An effective folk remedy for parasites can be purchased inexpensively in an online store. The main advantages of this medicinal seed are that the drug is affordable, fast-acting and has an affordable price. The price of citric seed may differ depending on the manufacturer. A small table will help you navigate the cost.

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