Latin name: Artemisia absinthium L.
Other names: Artemisia herb, Mugwort
Artemisia absinthium known simply as wormwood is a plant that is appreciated since ancient times – already famous Greek “father of medicine” Hippocrates mentions it in his work as a cure gastric and effective in the treatment of jaundice. In later centuries it was used not only as a medicine but also as a seasoning, because of the bitter taste was also added to the beer. As a result of contemporary studies found that both leaves and herbs contain bitter wormwood (absinthin -bitter glycoside) giving it a bitter, distinctive flavor, essential oils, flavonoids, tannins and minerals among which there is a lot of potassium. Wormwood herb is used primarily ularly in the fight against gastrointestinal parasites, effectively stimulates the digestive system to work, it speeds up the production of gastric juice is a diuretic, cholagogue and toning. What is important regulates the metabolism of the whole organism, and due to its characteristics appetite stimulant has been successfully used in the treatment of anorexia. Is known for its extremely efficient, it is used during periods of convalescence after illness or surgery of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum or the elderly.