Artemisia absinthium

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Related to Artemisia absinthium: Artemisia annua, absinthe, wormwood, Thujone
A perennial shrub that contains absinthum—a bitter principle—carotene, tannins, vitamin C, and volatile oils,—e.g., thujone and chamazulene; wormwood was once used as an anthelmintic, emmenagogue, an appetite stimulant, and to increased gastric and bile secretion
Toxicity Convulsions, impotence, muscular weakness, nausea, vomiting, and possibly death; per the FDA, wormwood is ‘unsafe’

Artemisia absinthium,

n See wormwood.


a genus of the plant family Asteraceae. Includes A. filifolia, A. canescens, A. spinescens, A. vulgaris (mugwort) and more than 200 other plants comprising a large part of the sagebrush of the western range of the USA. Under exceptional circumstances and with very heavy grazing they may cause unspecified poisonings. A. canescens causes selenium poisoning of sheep.

Artemisia absinthium
contains oil of absinthe and may be irritant. Called also wormwood.
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Topical administration of ointment containing Artemisia absinthium extract may improve clinical manifestation of patients suffering from KOA.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of Artemisia absinthium and chemical composition of its essential oil.
Cis-Chrysanthenol, a main component in essential oil of Artemisia absinthium L.
Chemical characteristics of the oil from Artemisia absinthium collected in Patagony (Argentina).
Artemisia absinthium, Wormwood (shoots, leaves) - In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Artemisia has been used as an antiparasitic agent for more than 1,000 years, (9) as well as an antihelmintic since primordial times.
Although perhaps better known for its anthelmintic role, Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) has also been shown to suppress TNF-alpha and other interleukins in vitro.
Artemisia absinthium (known as 'Ariti' in Ethiopia) is an erect, perennial herb, 30-60 cm high.
Macrosiphoniella abrotani (Walker) on Artemisia annua, Rasht-Lashtelesha, 11 May 2005; Rezvanshahr, 7 July 2005; Macrosiphoniella artemisiae (Boyer de Fonscolombe) on Artemisia absinthium, Rasht, 3 May 2004; Rostamabad, 3 May 2004; Macrosiphoniella oblonga (Mordvilko) on Artemisia annua, Tutkabon, 2 October 2004; Rasht-Shalman, 7 June 2005.
Herba Artemisia absinthium, also known as wormwood, is described in pharmacopoeia books in many countries around the world.
First, a treatise of Artemisia absinthium, the common wormwood (absinthe), is presented by S.