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The dried leaves and tops of Artemisia absinthium (family Compositae). Now seldom used, the infusion formerly was used as a tonic; in large or frequently repeated doses it produces headache, trembling, and epileptiform convulsions.
Synonym(s): wormwood
[L., fr. G. apsinthion]
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’
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Volatile oils from normal and transformed root of Artemisia absinthium.
Chemical Composition and Insecticidal Activity of Essential Oils of three Plants Artemisia sp: Artemisia herba-alba, Artemisia absinthium and Artemisia pontica (Morocco).
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Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Artemisia absinthium from Croatia and France.
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from the Department of Biology, University of Minnesota at Duluth showed that water extracts of Artemisia absinthium were capable of protecting African green monkey kidney cells (Vero-Cells) and human epithelial type two (HEp-2) cells against herpes viruses at non-cytotoxic concentrations levels.
Preventive and curative effects of Artemisia absinthium on acetaminophen and CCl[.