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Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a bitter herb native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia. It belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy, aster, and marigold) family and is characterized by its silvery-green foliage and aromatic scent.

Wormwood has a long history of use in traditional medicine, the culinary arts, and herbalism. It’s traditionally used to stimulate digestion, alleviate indigestion, and expel intestinal parasites. It’s also known for its bitter taste, which stimulates digestive juices and bile production. Wormwood has also been used in herbal liqueurs and spirits, most famously in absinthe, a highly alcoholic beverage popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Wormwood contains artemisinin, thujone, essential oils, polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, and other bioactive compounds, which are believed to contribute to its health benefits.

Wormwood has been shown in scientific studies to:

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