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WORMWOOD

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WORMWOOD

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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.

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