Artemisia absinthium. N.O. Compositae.
Synonym ► Ajenjo, Old Woman. Habitat ► Waste ground.
Features ► Stem two feet high, whitish, silky hairs. Leaves downy, three inches long by one and a half inches broad, pinnatifid, stalked, lobes linear, obtuse. Flowers (August) pale yellow with greenish tint, small, globular, clustered in erect, leafy panicle.
Part used ► Herb.
Action ► Tonic, stomachic, anthelmintic.
Infusion of 1 ounce to 1 pint of boiling water, taken in wineglass doses for poor digestion and debility. A reliable remedy for worms.