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Absinthe Wormwood Artemisia Absinthium Seeds
Packet of 100+fresh viable seeds!
As these seeds were grown, dried, winnowed, sieved, and packed by us, not machines, there is a small amount of dust and leaf trash in the bags, along with the seeds. Easy to grow, just sprinkle on loose potting mix, water well and wait.
This is the traditional herb used in making several different beverages, including Vermouth, Pernod and the notorious drink Absinthe!
It’s a vermicide (that’s a parasitic intestinal worm killer) hence the other common name of “Wormwood”.
Due to its quite toxic nature in high doses, it also has a potent antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal action.
Said to be useful in the treatment of candida, fever, and is being tested as a potential treatment for some forms of breast cancer.
Used by traditional healers for its stomachic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, febrifuge and anthelmintic effects with extracts showning strong antimicrobial activity, especially against pathogenic bacteria.
It has high levels of thujone which is said to be a hallucinogenic by many folks.
Here is some data I pinched>>>
“The true nature of the action of thujone on the brain was described in 2000 when it was concluded that Thujone can greatly disrupt the nervous system and damage the brain’s self-control mechanism producing epilectiform convulsions, hallucinations and delirium.
The most common use for this bitter herb is to stimulate the digestive system.
You may be familiar with the practice of taking bitters before meals to aid digestion.
A bitter taste in the mouth triggers release of bile from the gallbladder and other secretions from intestinal glands, which enables us to digest food with greater efficiency.
People with weak digestion or insufficient stomach acid may benefit from taking wormwood preparations before meals.
Wormwood, however, may cause diarrhea.
Its secretion-stimulating qualities make the intestines empty quickly.
Because wormwood also contains a substance that is toxic if consumed for a long time, it is used only in small amounts for a short time.
Wormwood’s bitter substances, called absinthin, have also been used to brew beer and distill alcohol.
Absinthe, an old French liqueur prepared from wormwood, is now illegal in many places because absinthol, a volatile oil the herb contains, has been found to cause nerve depression, mental impairment, and loss of reproductive function when used for a long time.
It is used in companion planting to suppress weeds, because its roots secrete substances that inhibit the growth of surrounding plants and it makes a great bug spray.
It can repel insect larvae when planted on the edge of the cultivated area.
It has also been used to repel fleas and moths indoors.
It is an ingredient in the spirit absinthe, and is used for flavouring in some other spirits and wines, including bitters, vermouth and pelinkovac.
In the Middle Ages, it was used to spice mead.
In 18th century England, wormwood was sometimes used instead of hops in beer.
Wormwood is the traditional colour and flavour agent for green songpyeon, a type of dduk / tteok (Korean rice cake), eaten during the Korean thanksgiving festival of Chuseok in the autumn. Wormwood is picked in the spring when it is still young.
The juice from macerated fresh (or reconstituted dry) leaves provides the colouring and flavouring ingredient in the dough prepared to make green songpyeon.”
Lots more cool stuff I could say about this awesome herb but you get the idea.
It is fantastic and you really should grow some…
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!