Wormwood is a species of plant that can grow spontaneously in the Black Sea, Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean regions. In other regions can be grown if planted. The leaves, flowers and shoots of wormwood are collected and dried. It is similar to thyme, wild and bitter in taste.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Wormwood?
- Supports liver and gall bladder functions.
- Regulates blood circulation.
- It is a good source of antioxidants.
- Helps easy healing of skin wounds.
- It helps stomach and regulates digestion.
- It is good for intestinal spasms to benefit from wormwood.
- Increases sexual desire.
- It can be used as reducing pain in skin and preventing irritation.
- It has antipyretic properties.
- During menstruation cycle of women, headache, abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite are seen. It is beneficial during these periods.
- It helps to reduce worms and parasites in intestines. It facilitates the absorption of nutrients in the body.
- Strengthens the immune system, therefore provides protection against diseases.
- Good for insomnia.
- It benefits by using for loss of appetite, anemia, stomach gas, stomach pains and indigestion.
How to Use Wormwood?
After brewing, wormwood grass tea is filtered. It should not be used in large amounts, should be suspended after maximum 3 weeks. Excessive or prolonged use may cause poisoning. You should consult your doctor or pharmacist before use.
What Are Damages Of Wormwood?
It should not be used for more than 3 weeks. If it is used in large amounts or for a long time, it may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache and addiction. It can also damage the kidneys and brain if overdosed. Pregnant women should not use.
• It can be used in different sectors and in different ways. This oil is also produced and used. It can be used as perfume and soap in cosmetic industry. There are also cases in which insecticide is used as an insecticide.
• Contains components that affect central nervous system. Therefore, wormwood tea, oil and other products prepared with this herb should be consumed very carefully. Excessive consumption of plant can lead to hallucinations, even death.
• Wormwood tea should not be consumed regularly for more than 3 weeks even if it is consumed in small amounts.
• Other side effects of the plant include thirst, nausea, dizziness, inability to urinate, stomach cramps, muscle pain, insomnia, numbness, confusion.
• Regular drug users should not consume wormwood without consulting a doctor. In addition, women should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.
How is Consumed Wormwood Tea?
Half or whole teaspoon of dry wormwood is poured into a pot. Then is added a glass of boiling water. The point you should pay attention to here is to pour water into pot as cold and not boil with wormwood; otherwise taste becomes very bitter and you may have difficulty drinking.
After adding a cup of boiled water on the bottom of the furnace in a closed state is allowed to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can drink 2 or 3 cups of this herbal tea tea prepared in this way. You should stop using your tea for a maximum of three weeks and stop for 2 weeks. If you do not pay attention to this application, etheric oil may cause poisoning of your body.
If is difficult to drink because of bitter taste, add 1-2 teaspoons of honey to a glass of mugwort tea and mix. So will mask bitter taste and make easier to drink. Again sprinkling dry mint into your glass will also provide a nice drink with smell.
In this way, tea made by drinking wormwood plant, will provide you all the benefits. Boiling water will dissolve ingredients in the plant and mix into the water and this tea water will be absorbed by your body and add all the benefits of wormwood.
Warnings & Dosage
Because of drugs and poisonous substances contained in wormwood, it may harm your body during long-term use. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you use under the supervision of a doctor.
Can be used in meals and salads; however, if you use for treatment, brewing your tea will help you see the benefits more effectively.
The most recommended and known use of this herbal tea. However, is recommended that you do not use wormwood tea for more than 3 weeks.
It is also dangerous to use wormwood during pregnancy. Pregnant women should not use because of toxic and drug substances contains.
Since the taste of wormwood tea will be bitter, you can drink it by sweetening with honey so that you can easily drink. So you can consume easily and have benefits of honey as well as wormwood.
It is recommended to store wormwood in a sealed package or bag. When you keep the bag open mouth, wormwood grass leaves will dry more than because of will take air, may become powdery and easily pourable.
Contains effects of wormwood on the skin. You can apply this oil to the irritated or wounded areas of your skin by massaging and then waiting for a while to rinse. This will have healing effects on your skin.
Where to Find?
If you wish to collect wormwood directly from nature, you can find in the mountains in Aegean and Mediterranean regions. It grows from middle of summer and continues to bloom until autumn. Thus, the season you prefer may be close to autumn.
However, there is a high probability that the wormwood plant you will collect will be wild, so will taste very bitter. In addition, you can easily reach transfers to wormwood, markets selling herbal products and spices. There are also many herbal e-commerce sites that sell wormwood over the internet.
This way, you will buy wormwood will have an easier drink when you make tea, because of grows with rich contents in the culture soils.
How to Brew Wormwood Tea?
• Put half or 1 teaspoon of dried wormwood in the glass and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes after boiling water and pour into the glass. Just brew for 5 minutes. Don’t brew for long. You can use mint to sweeten your tea.
Note: Pregnant women should never drink more than 3 weeks. If overdosed or taken for a long time makes primarily addictive, may damage central nervous system, brain, kidneys, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cramps.