- A bitter herb known for being an ingredient in absinthe.
- While it isn’t hallucinogenic, its plant compound thujone can be toxic and even fatal in large amounts.
- All the same, wormwood may offer numerous benefits when taken in moderation. These include fighting inflammation and parasitic infections, as well as relieving pain.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. People who have epilepsy or are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking certain medications should avoid wormwood.
Source: Lisa Wartenberg, MFA, RD, LD. Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo LDN, R.D.(January 16, 2020). What is Wormwood, and How Is It Used?