Artemisia Absinthium is the botanical and Latin term for the plant Common Wormwood. The name "Artemisia" emanates from the Greek Goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Apollo's twin sibling. Artemis was the goddess of forests and hills, of the hunt and also a protector of children. Artemis was later linked to the moon. It is believed that the Latin "Absinthium" arises from the Ancient Greek for "unenjoyable" or "without sweetness", dealing with wormwood's bitter taste.
The herb, oil and seeds generally known as Wormwood are from the Common Wormwood plant, a perennial herb which regularly grows in rocky areas as well as on arid ground in Asia, North Africa and also the Mediterranean. It has also been identified growing in regions of North America after spreading from people's gardens. Various other titles for common wormwood, or Artemisia Absinthium, are armoise, green ginger as well as grande wormwood.
Wormwood plants are pretty, because of their silver gray leaves and tiny yellow flowers. Wormwood oil is manufactured in tiny glands within the leaves. The Artemisia group of plants can also include tarragon, sagebrush, sweet wormwood, Levant wormwood, silver king artemisia, Roman wormwood and southernwood. The Artemisia herbs are members of the Aster class of plants.
Wormwood has been utilized as a herbal medicine since ancient times as well as its medical uses include:-
- Easing labor pains in females.
- Counteracting poison from toadstools and hemlock.
- As being an antiseptic.
- To ease digestive problems also to stimulate digestion. Wormwood could be useful in treating individuals who don't have sufficient gastric acid.
- As a cardiac stimulant in pharmaceuticals.
- Reducing fevers.
- As being an anthelmintic to expel intestinal worms.
- As being a tonic.
There's study claiming that wormwood could be good at treating Alzheimer's disease and Crohn's disease.
Outcomes of Artemisia Absinthium
Wormwood is a key ingredient in the liquor Absinthe, the Green Fairy, which was prohibited in many countries in early 1900s. Absinthe is named after this herb which also gives the drink its characteristic bitter taste,
Absinthe was prohibited because of its alleged psychedelic effects. It had been thought to cause hallucinations also to drive people crazy. Absinthe was connected to the Bohemian culture of Parisian Montmartre which consists of loose morals, courtesans and artists and writers.
Wormwood contains the chemical thujone that's considered much like THC in the drug cannabis. There was an Absinthe revival ever since the 1990s when studies showed that Absinthe actually only contained very small quantities of thujone and that it would be impossible to drink sufficient Absinthe, for the thujone to become harmful, because Absinthe is such a powerful spirit - you'd be comatosed first!
Drinking Absinthe is just as safe as drinking any strong spirit nevertheless it ought to be consumed in moderation because it is about doubly strong as whisky and vodka.
Absinthe just isn't real Absinthe devoid of Artemisia Absinthium. Many suppliers make "fake" Absinthes utilizing other herbs and flavorings but these aren't the true Green Fairy. If you want the real thing you must check that they consist of thujone or Common Wormwood or use essences, such as those from AbsintheKit.com, to create your own Absinthe made up of Artemisia Absinthium.