Working with Wormwood
Wormwood is a time-honored remedy for strengthening the stomach and gallbladder. It is especially popular in Europe, where it is commonly prescribed for people with painful digestion (dyspeptics). It has been used as a bitter to stimulate bile, to increase the appetite, and to expel worms. Wormwood is used in Chinese medicine to clear summer heat, for lingering fevers, and for nosebleeds.
Make the tea by steeping 1 ounce of the herb in 10 ounces of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink 1/2 cup 30 minutes to 1 hour after meals, hot.
Wormwood has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.
Conditions treated with Wormwood
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The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.