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Toxicity Convulsions, impotence, muscular weakness, nausea, vomiting, and possibly death; per the FDA, wormwood is ‘unsafe’
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.
contains oil of absinthe and may be irritant. Called also wormwood.