Oil Name: Wormwood
Aroma Group: woody
Oil Type: Essential Oil
Description: The bitter principle in wormwood comes from absinthin and anabsinthin
Safety: Pure wormwood oil is very poisonous, but with proper dosage poses little or no danger
Health Benefits: The leaves and flowering tops are gathered when the plant is in full bloom, and dried naturally or with artificial heat. Its active substances include silica, two bitter elements (absinthine and anabsinthine), thujone, tannic and resinous substances, malic acid, and succinic acid. Its use has been claimed to remedy indigestion and gastric pain, it acts as an antiseptic, and as a febrifuge. For medicinal use, the herb is used to make a tea for helping pregnant women during pain of labor. A dried encapsulated form of the plant is used as an anthelmintic.