Wormwood bitter medicinal properties and contraindications herb use tincture decoction from parasites photo. Cultivation on the site. Reproduction. Care.

Popular names: Wormwood, Palen, Yemshan, Chernobylnik, Bitterberry, Forgetful, Wormwood, Widow Grass other.

Latin name Artemisia absinthium L.

Genus Artemisia - Wormwood

Ancient writers mention wormwood as a medicinal plant. According to some authors, its Latin name Artemisia indicates that the plant was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. The medieval connoisseur of medicinal plants Loncerius wrote that grass, leaf and flowers help digestion, warm the body and expel poison and bile. Old Russian herbalists indicate its use in the treatment of wounds and ulcers.

Wormwood bitter Artemisia absinthium L.

WormwoodArtemisia absinthium L. Herbaceous perennial up to 130 cm tall, from the aster family (Compositae).

The whole plant is greyish-silvery from dense pubescence and can be distinguished from other types of wormwood by this feature. It has a strong specific "wormwood" smell and is extremely bitter in taste.

Root pivotal, branched. Rhizome vertical.

Stems erect, branched at the top. Several short sterile shoots and several flowering shoots develop.

Leaves shoots on long petioles, alternate, middle stem leaves short, twice (three times) pinnate, upper - almost sessile.

Flowers small, tubular, yellow, collected in spherical drooping baskets with a diameter of 2.5-3.5 mm on the twigs in one-sided brush, which in turn form paniculate complex inflorescence.

Fruit - achenes about 1 mm long. It blooms in June-August, the seeds ripen in August-September.

It blooms in July — August; seeds ripen in September — October.

The plant has a strong peculiar smell.

Often instead of wormwood used Paboutlynus artemisia vulgaris L., which is easily recognized by the absence of silvery-white pubescence on the upper dark green side of the leaves. It is also used in traditional medicine, but it is not an equivalent substitute.


Wormwood - a widespread species. Occurs throughout the European part of the country (excluding tundra, northern taiga and semiarid areas), in the Caucasus, in the southern part of Siberia, reaching east to the Yenisei.

An ordinary plant of young deposits, where it forms sometimes almost clean thickets, as a weed often grows along roads, in gardens, kitchen gardens, on grazing lands, sometimes on meadows, along forest edges, on coastal slopes.


Wormwood is propagated by seeds or green cuttings. Seeds remain viable for up to 2 years. After it begins to decline rapidly. For planting, it is preferable to choose a sunny plot with light and permeable soil. The plant does not tolerate the spring stagnation of moisture. Given that the seeds of wormwood are very small, they can be sown more densely and almost superficially in a small area, and then seedlings of young plants to a permanent place.

Care is weeding and loosening. After pruning the plants grow well. You should not cut them shortly before winter, as they winter worse.
In the first year of life, plants overwinter well, but with age their winter hardiness decreases. Therefore, every 2-3 years, you need to update the landing.
Council The plant has a beautiful silver color and will look great with other plants in the mixborder, against the background of the house, along the path.

P. bitter Artemisia absinthium L.

Medicinal raw materials

Flowering tops are collected as a raw material along with flowers.

Harvest the grass during the flowering period of the plant (June-August), cutting off with a sheath or knife leafy tops with a length of 20-25 cm without coarse parts of the stem. In case of late collection, the grass becomes dark gray when dried, and the baskets turn brown and fall apart. The collected raw materials are laid out as quickly as possible for drying.

Late collection time leads to a decrease in the medicinal value of wormwood.

Wormwood is dried in attics, under sheds or in the shade, spread out on a layer of 3-5 cm on paper or cloth and occasionally turned over.
Do not dry the wormwood in a hot dryer or stove. At the same time volatile oil volatilizes.

Shelf life of raw materials for 2 years.

So that the raw material does not darken, the plants are loosely folded into baskets and quickly dried in the attic or under a canopy, laying out in a layer of 3-5 cm. Dry stalks should break. With good weather, wormwood dries out in 5-7 days. Store raw materials in tight bags or wooden containers for 2 years.

Active ingredients

Wormwood contains bitter glycosides (absintin and anabsintin), an essential oil that contains terpenoids, chamazulene, tannins, alkaloids, phytoncides, organic acids and carotene.

Leaves and flowering leafy tops of wormwood contain glycosides absintin and anabsintin, essential oil (up to 2%), vitamin C, flavonoids, tannins and other substances.

Home use

At home, you can increase your appetite by systematically taking tea from the grass of wormwood. To do this, 1 teaspoon of crushed raw materials is poured with 2 cups of boiling water, covered with a thick cloth for 20 minutes and filtered. Accept on '/ 4 glasses 3 times a day in 30 min. Prior to food. You can use the finished tincture of wormwood. Assign it to 15-20 drops 3 times a day for 15-30 minutes before meals.
A large set of biologically active substances in wormwood allows you to use it to stop bleeding, analgesia and wound healing. It has an analgesic effect on bruises, sprains, sprains, spasm and inflammation of the colon.

But wormwood has a very bitter taste, and it can be quite difficult to swallow such a large amount of liquid as 1/4 cup. Therefore, you can use the tincture of wormwood, which is prepared in 70% alcohol solution. Take 1 part wormwood and 10 parts alcohol, insist 10 days, filter and store in a dark place. Assign 15-20 drops 3 times a day for 15-30 minutes before meals.
In folk medicine, decoction of bitter wormwood is used with intermittent fever, with the accumulation of gases in the intestines.

Wormwood is also used as an anthelmintic agent in the form of tea: take 0.5 teaspoon of chopped herbs for 0.5 l of water, brew it, leave for 10 minutes, drink 2 teaspoons half an hour before meals, preferably in the morning and before bedtime, seizing fresh carrots . Thus, in 2 weeks you can recover from round worms. Enemas from the broth of Poland are expelled in children of small worms - pinworms. Wormwood is considered the best wound healing agent. Fresh juice quickly stops bleeding. Fresh sheet is used for external hemorrhages, dislocations, sprains: crushed fresh raw materials are applied to the sore spot. This mass can be used as a compress for thrombophlebitis and bruises.
It is also very relevant that P. bitter mixed with thyme is used in folk medicine for the treatment of alcoholism. 1 part of wormwood and 4 hours of thyme (1: 4) are crushed, mixed and brewed: 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water, infuse for 10 minutes, filter, take 1 tbsp. spoon before a meal, the course of treatment for 2-3 months.

Attention! Wormwood is contraindicated in pregnancy and dystrophic liver diseases.

In folk medicine, wormwood in a mixture with creeping thyme and centaury, taken in equal proportions, is used to combat alcoholism. To do this, 2 tablespoons of the mixture is poured with 1 cup of hot water, boiled for 5 minutes, cooled and filtered. Take 2 tablespoons 3 times daily before meals. The course of treatment is 1-2 months. If necessary, repeat the treatment after 1 month. Success depends on the strong desire of an alcoholic to get rid of his addiction to alcohol.

This plant is also used in case of excessive gas formation in the intestines, chronic eye inflammation, diseases of the liver, spleen, ulcerative processes in the large intestine, bad breath, neurasthenia, anemia, influenza, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

Gastritis, loss of appetite, stomach pain

Pour 1 teaspoon of crushed wormwood with 2 cups boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, drain. Take 1/4 cup 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

Grind the grass wormwood and squeeze the juice. Take 1 tablespoon on an empty stomach.

Grind the herb wormwood, to get 1 tablespoon of chopped mass, pour it with 1 cup of vodka. Insist 3 weeks in a dark place, then strain. Take 20 g tincture 1 time per day, but not more than 3 days.
Pour 1 tablespoon of dried, crushed leaves with a bitter 1 cup of boiling water, leave for 15 minutes in a closed container in a water bath, cool, drain. Drink, sweetened with honey, 1/3 cup 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals.


Take 1 tablespoon of juice of leaves of wormwood 3 times a day.
Fill a 150 ml bottle with chopped wormwood of a bitter May collection. Pour wormwood with vodka and insist in a dark place at room temperature for 3 weeks. Take tincture of 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon of water 1 time per day. The course of treatment is 3 weeks, then a 2 week break and again a 3 week course.


Reception of wormwood should not exceed 2 months, as the increase in the duration sometimes has a negative effect.

Wormwood in large quantities is poisonous, its long-term use can cause convulsions and even mental disorder.

Attention! Wormwood is contraindicated in pregnancy and dystrophic liver diseases.

Oily skin

Pour 2 tablespoons of wormwood with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5-10 minutes on low heat. Cool and strain broth. Rinse clean skin with this decoction.

Use as spicy. From flowers prepare drinks and seasoning for some dishes.

P. bitter is very widely used in alcoholic beverage production. A drink such as absintheAlong with gentian, arnica, melissa, ginger, valerian and a number of other plants, it is part of the famous Riga Balsam.

The use of wormwood in urogynecological diseases

The decoction of the plant is widely used for various urogynecological ailments. In particular, the decoction is used for heavy uterine bleeding, acute cystitis, inflammation of the bladder, sluggish infections (1 tablespoon per 200 grams of water, pour boiling water and take 1 tablespoon 4 p. Per day half an hour before meals).

Infusion of leaves and stems of wormwood is used for douching, as the plant has a disinfecting property and inhibits the growth of harmful yeast.

Healing ointment

Fresh leaves of wormwood with pork fat are an ointment that promotes healing of wounds, removal of pus, reduction of sweating of the feet, opening of abscesses and getting rid of splinters.

To prepare the ointment, you should take chopped leaves of wormwood and melted fat in a ratio of 1: 5 and mix until a homogeneous mass.

The use of wormwood in diseases of the stomach

Wormwood is a famous folk remedy in the fight against gastric ailments. Decoctions of the fruit of this plant treat ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, gastritis, diarrhea and colic. To do this, 1 tsp of fruit is boiled in 200 gr. water 3 min. An hour later, the infusion can be consumed. This should be done according to 1 tbsp. l half an hour before meals, 3 p. in a day.

Herbal decoction has a high antihelminthic effect due to its high antibacterial activity.

The use of wormwood in diseases of the lungs

The healing plant has proven itself in the treatment of tuberculosis and lung tumors. Alcohol extract of wormwood has a tuberculostatic property and antitumor activity. The essential oil of the plant has a bacteriostatic effect. Leaf extract is famous for phytoncidal properties. All parts of the plant are actively used in the treatment of lung diseases - tuberculosis, tumors, pneumonia, bronchitis. For the treatment of these diseases apply a prescription of 1 tbsp. l dry inflorescences and 300 gr. water - pour, insist about an hour, use 100 grams. 3 p. a day after meals.

Infusion wormwood treat patients suffering from epilepsy. Broth wormwood is used for rinsing, as a remedy for toothache.

Description and photo

Field wormwood, also called “plain”, is a perennial grass, the height of which varies from 30 to 80 cm. The stem of brown or red shade, having a woody structure closer to the root.

The leaves of the plant are of a circularly-dissected form, have threadlike segments, rather narrow. Upper - tight to the stem, lower - are placed on the petioles and have a more complex dissection. Young leaves are covered with a fluff, resembling silk by touch, this gives them a silvery shade. Over time, pubescence disappears, and they acquire a dark green hue.

Flower baskets of oval or spherical shape, formed from rather unattractive-looking flowers of yellow or red color, measure in the region of 2-2.5 mm and are collected in inflorescences-panicles. The middle of each basket is made up of flowers with stamens, and at the edges are pistillate flowers.

This plant blooms from early summer to the beginning of autumn. The process of pollination mainly occurs with the help of wind. The fruit is a brown seed, rather small, only 1 mm in length. The ripening period is limited by the time period from July to October.

Chemical composition

Grass wormwood has a huge list of various vitamins, minerals and organic substances that have a complex therapeutic effect on the human body. Here is a short list of useful substances that can be found in it:

  1. Vitamin A. It exhibits the strongest antioxidant properties, it is an extremely necessary component for the reparative processes occurring in the body and the full health of the hair, skin and eyes.
  2. Galenic substances. They have a stimulating effect on the glands of the gastrointestinal tract, have a positive effect on digestion and increase the flow of bile.
  3. Vitamin B1. It plays a key role in the processes of fat, carbohydrate and protein metabolism. Participates in the conduct of nerve excitations in the synapses of neurons.
  4. Vitamin B2. A key component that ensures the normal course of the processes of hemopoiesis and the synthesis of hormones contributes to the improvement of vision and has a positive effect on the work of the nervous system.
  5. Arsumin, as well as absintin. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer effects.
  6. Vitamin B3. It promotes the proper functioning of the immune system, takes part in metabolic processes, has a regulatory function in relation to the gastrointestinal and nervous systems.
  7. Vitamin B6. Takes part in work of a nervous system and is a metabolite for the subsequent synthesis of irreplaceable organic acids, renders the rejuvenating effect.

  • Essential oils. They have bactericidal and cardiostimulating effects.
  • Capillin A substance exhibiting high activity in the fight against pathogenic fungal microorganisms.
  • Vitamin C. Has a pronounced effect against various toxins and pathogens of viral diseases.
  • Terpinoid substances. They have a stimulating effect on cellular activity, as well as accelerate metabolic processes.
  • Vitamin PP. It has a positive effect on the work of the nervous and gastrointestinal systems, supports healthy skin, has a positive effect on the blood supply to the organs.
  • What is the use?

    The active substances contained in this grass in significant quantities can, in combination, have a number of positive effects on the human body. Here is a brief list of the effects that this plant has:

    • anthelmintic,
    • anti-inflammatory,
    • antipyretic,
    • choleretic
    • painkiller
    • hypnotic,
    • healing
    • anticonvulsant.
    In addition to people suffering from severe diseases, preparations based on this plant are also quite useful to apply to older people in order to slow down the aging process and to obtain a tonic effect.

    The use of therapeutic properties

    Wormwood preparations are excellent for treating many diseases of the urogenital area, for example: uterine bleeding, sluggish infections, in acute and chronic cystitis.

    Fresh leaves of this plant in combination with pork fat can be used as an ointment with excellent healing properties, as well as contributing to the early cessation of purulent processes, the removal of splinters and reducing sweating feet. To make such an ointment, you need to take 1 part of crushed leaves of wormwood and 5 parts of melted fat, then mix them until a viscous, pasty mass is formed.

    With the help of decoctions of this herb, since ancient times, various ailments of the gastrointestinal tract have been successfully treated, for example, gastritis, bloating, colic and indigestion. To obtain funds suitable for the treatment of these ailments, you need 1 tsp. fruit boil in 200 ml of water for 3 minutes. After the drug is infused for an hour, it can be consumed inside. Recommended dosage — 1 tbsp. l 30 minutes before meals.

    Are there any contraindications?

    Pregnancy and lactation can be considered absolute contraindications to the use of drugs based on wormwood. Не рекомендуется злоупотреблять данными лекарствами людям, страдающим тромбофлебитом нижних конечностей, а также тем, кто имеет заболевания ЖКТ в острой стадии.

    Care should be taken wormwood elderly people who are overweight. Before giving medicines, which include wormwood, to children up to 12 years old, preliminary consultation of the doctor is necessary.

    Preparations based on wormwood cannot be used for periods longer than one month, since its components, when accumulated in the body, can cause side effects in the form of dizziness, muscle tremors, hallucinations and mental disorders.

    We hope that this material has helped you to come to an unambiguous conclusion about whether you should use drugs based on this plant for health purposes. Remember that traditional medicine is certainly very good, but you should not rely solely on it in the event of a problem. If a need arises, consult a doctor. Be healthy!

    Composition and biological properties of wormwood

    The Latin name of the plant is Artemísia absínthium. Clustera perennial plant with a spicy aroma and bitter taste. The healing effect of wormwood provides a huge amount of useful substances that are included in its composition:

    • succinic and malic organic acids,
    • glycosides anabsistin and absistin,
    • vitamins
    • tannins,
    • phytoncides,
    • flavonoids,
    • resinous substances.

    The most valuable product of this herb is essential oil.

    The plant is mainly used in its pure form, as it potentiates the healing effect of other herbs. It enhances the appetite, acts sedatively on the nervous system, stimulates the appetite and disinfects. In this article, we consider the methods of use, beneficial properties and contraindications of wormwood.

    Medicinal properties of wormwood

    Not all people are familiar with the healing properties of this plant. Consequently, gardeners often take her for a simple weed and simply destroy it. But the real true herbalists, herbalists and traditional healers are aware of the beneficial properties of wormwood. And scientists, having conducted numerous studies, were able to prove that the herb is used in the treatment of many ailments and pathologies:

    • depression and anxiety syndromes,
    • intestinal and stomach diseases
    • parasite remedy
    • insomnia,
    • pancreas pathology,
    • hepatic colic,
    • functional disorder of the intestine and stomach,
    • treatment of conjunctivitis of different genesis,
    • anti-inflammatory and wound healing agent
    • hemostatic agent
    • acts as an effective diuretic and choleretic agent.

    And this is not the whole list of diseases from which this herb can help. If there is a fever, then use tinctures and decoctions based on it. To expel parasites with helminthic invasions, decoction is used. To eliminate inflammation applied to the skin lotions or a warm compress from wormwood. Its beneficial properties and its contraindications, as already mentioned above, are due to its unusual composition.

    Cooking recipes

    There are several ways to prepare products based on this plant in traditional medicine:

    1. Infusion. 40 grams of raw or dry grass should be poured with a glass of boiling water. The resulting mixture infuse for about an hour. Squeeze sediment and strain. Take a tablespoon full meal before meals three times a day.
    2. Tea. For this drink from wormwood should take 10 grams of leaves, combine them with two glasses of hot water. Insist a maximum of 30 minutes. Remove sediment and take ¼ cup a day before meals.
    3. Decoction. To do this, take a spoonful of dry grass, pour a glass of water. Next, put on the fire, boil for about three minutes. The resulting broth need to insist 45 minutes. It is taken half a cup three times a day before meals. This decoction is very good for poisoning that is not amenable to treatment by other means.
    4. Powder. To create a powder, it is required to dry the grass leaves and chop them. The resulting powder is consumed on a pinch of not more than 1 gram 3 times a day.
    5. Tea for appetite. In order to improve the appetite, another composition is made as tea: you need to take 80 g of wormwood leaves, and also 20 g of yarrow leaves. Mix herbs, take 10 g of the collection, pour it with two glasses of boiling water and drink.
    6. Ointment. To prepare the ointment, squeeze the juice out of the leaves and mix with the base. In this case, the basis are various fats: melted fat, petrolatum, lanolin, butter.
    7. Tincture on alcohol. You can buy it at the pharmacy. Use 20 drops, dissolving them in a glass of water.

    Tincture: a recipe

    It is necessary to take a glass of alcohol, pour wormwood (50 grams), previously crushed and dried. Then the tincture must insist its full readiness for 2 weeks in a dark place. Next, drain and pour into a jar or bottle of dark glass.

    It is necessary to use as follows: in a small glass of water, dilute 15 drops of tincture and drink before a meal for better digestion, eliminate flatulence, increase appetite.

    Use of essential oil

    The beneficial properties of wormwood for the human body extend to the use of essential oil. It has a very wide range:

    • expectorant
    • remedy to eliminate edema,
    • reduces depression
    • relieves nervous tension
    • relieves pain in muscles and joints,
    • relieves insomnia
    • eliminates bouts of dizziness and nausea while walking on the sea.

    As you can see, the list of useful properties of wormwood is quite impressive. It was also noted that the scent of wormwood can significantly enhance libido. At the same time with migraine headache is perfectly removed with a mixture of oil of wormwood and mint oil. To do this, you need to dissolve a few drops of these healing potions in water and wet the back of your head and temples.

    Combating alcoholism

    In equal quantities, take chopped grass of thyme and wormwood. Stir and add a bunch of collection to a glass of boiling water. Boil for about 4 minutes. Now cool. Drink three dessert spoons three times a day with meals. The treatment period is 30 days. If the effect is absent, you should take a monthly break and repeat again.

    It should be noted that the treatment will be as effective as possible if the patient makes every effort to recover.

    Infusion from the problems of the digestive system

    For oral administration, apply the infusion prepared according to this recipe:

    1. Pour 20 grams of grass 250 ml of boiling water.
    2. In a water bath, leave on low heat.
    3. In a water bath, hold for half an hour, then remove from heat, cool and strain.

    Infusion to taste can be very bitter and unpleasant, therefore, you can add a little honey. Drink one sip before meals for four days. When applying the infusion may increase acidity.

    Treatment of parasitic invasion

    People are often treated by neuropathologists and gastroenterologists and do not get the necessary result. The cause of poor health can be worms. A person becomes infected with them when their eggs enter the body in some way.

    Violation of the rules of hygiene, dirty berries, vegetables and fruits - these are the main reasons for their appearance. Eating unwashed vegetables, a healthy person uses a certain number of eggs on the ground from the intestines of a sick animal. Consequently, parasite infection occurs.

    • disorders of the nervous system,
    • all kinds of disorders of the bowels and stomach,
    • allergic manifestations
    • skin rashes,
    • frequent disorders and infections of the gastrointestinal tract.

    Getting rid of worms

    The beneficial properties of wormwood are also used to expel parasites from the human body. To do this, pour the grass (20 g) in an enamel pot with boiling water (glass). Put on half an hour in a water bath. To the finished filtered infusion add another glass of boiling water. This tool is taken for half an hour before meals for 7 days at 30 ml. A long dose may cause an overdose. Especially carefully, such an infusion should be given to children, prior consultation with the doctor is required.

    Normalize weight

    There are good recipes for weight loss. This is achieved by the method of normalization of digestion and water-salt metabolism in general. To do this, you need to use an infusion of wormwood for 7 days. It must be done by the general rules. The composition should be consumed before meals. After one course, a short break is taken for a week and again.

    Oil rejuvenates wormwood skin

    The beneficial properties of wormwood for women spread their effects on the skin of hands and body. They are affected by the beneficial oil created from this herb. To prepare, take 400 g of sunflower oil, add 5 tablespoons of freshly chopped wormwood and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Stir the ingredients and leave to infuse for 2 weeks in a dark place.

    It is worth noting that the fat-soluble vitamins in sunflower oil, in addition, the beneficial properties of wormwood can make the skin smooth and silky. Irregularities and stretch marks of the skin will disappear after a few weeks of daily use of this tool.


    In our lands wormwood grows everywhere: in fields and forest edges, along roads. If you want to rip or touch this plant, you will feel the unique spicy, bitter aroma of plant juice. These sensations are explained by the essential oils that it contains.

    The real treasury of various useful substances and the healing properties of the plant ensured its popularity with herbalists and the widest range of uses in traditional medicine. Understanding the diseases from which this grass cures, you will be confident in its help with many diseases. Use the knowledge gained for the benefit of yourself and follow the rules of reception and recipe!

    Description of medicinal herbs

    In our time, wormwood is often perceived as a weed, preventing the plant from growing in cultivated beds. But on the wastelands, weedy places, as well as on the forest edges, in the meadows, on the hillsides of this perennial can be found abundance.

    Recognizing wormwood is not difficult - tall grass is distinguished by a grayish-silver shade. The plant has a pronounced peculiar smell, which also brings a peculiar benefit.

    Erect stems, reaching a height of 1 m, ribbed, and in the upper part of the branchy, trimmed. For wormwood is characterized by a variety of leaves:

    • in the basal part - lanceolate, pinnatisect, long-petiolate,
    • in the middle - short branches,
    • at the top - feathery, sitting,
    • directly from the flowers - whole or notched.

    During flowering at the crown of the trunk, you can see a dense panicle, consisting of spherical inflorescences with small tubular, yellow-colored flowers. The plant produces small brownish fruits - seeds of an oblong shape without a tuft.

    The roots of wormwood have many heads, cylindrical, rather thick. But the plant conquers territory not by rhizomes, but by a large number of seeds sprayed around.

    As a medicinal raw material, flowering tops and leaves are used. In the bitter wormwood a large amount of vitamins, minerals, organic acids (especially malic, ascorbic and succinic), phytoncides, glycosides, essential oils of blue-green hue (up to 2%). There are also in the composition of tannins, saponins, alkaloids, resins, etc.

    Disease use, treatment recipes

    The most universal remedy of wormwood - an infusion that fits all the listed diagnoses. Prepare it according to the standard scheme - for 2 glasses of water 1 tsp. shredded grass. Take a quarter glass three times a day 30 minutes before meals. In a number of diseases, other recipes are used.

    With diabetes

    With endocrine diseases wormwood can be taken in any form - add dry grass to porridge, brew tea from it, make various tinctures and decoctions. With diabetes, it is recommended to try these recipes:

    • in the mild form of the disease, a small crumb of black bread is taken, a dimple is made in it, into which crushed wormwood is poured, rolled up a ball, eaten during meals, the duration of the 1st course is 2 weeks
    • at the more serious stage of diabetes, the wine liqueur will be effective; for its preparation, fresh grass is slightly dried and minced in a meat grinder; 20 ml, then the same break and again taking tincture, the course lasts 1 month.

    If there is a pharmaceutical alcohol tincture at hand, it is enough to add 1 tbsp. water 18 drops and take several times a day.

    In oncology

    There is an opinion that oncological diseases can be cured by the preparations of this plant. But this does not apply to wormwood - we are talking about an annual variety of grass that grows in China. Our domestic plant does not destroy cancer cells, but helps the body in fighting them.

    As part of bitter wormwood there is iron, which is necessary for blood to recover from chemotherapy procedures. You should not take the herb as a panacea for cancer - decoctions and tinctures are introduced into complex therapy as an adjunct. Especially effective wormwood in the composition of the herbal.

    • connect 5 g of wormwood, 50 g of pine cones, hips and yarrow,
    • collection pour 3 liters of boiling water and insist 2 hours,
    • then steamed on the water bath for a couple more hours,
    • removing the pan from the stove, it is wrapped with a warm blanket, and the solution is insisted day,
    • 200 g of sliced ​​leaves of aloe and chaga extract, as well as a glass of brandy and half a kilogram of honey are added to the finished infusion.

    All ingredients are well mixed, and the composition is poured into glass containers. Store the medicine you need in the refrigerator, taking 1 tbsp. before meals.

    In gynecology

    Wormwood preparations are actively used in the treatment of various female diseases:

    • inside take alcohol tinctures herbs according to the scheme prescribed by the gynecologist,
    • you can brew grass and take a quarter cup twice a day (or add wormwood to herbal preparations),
    • pharmacology produces candles with wormwood extract, which are applied vaginally or anally (depending on the evidence),
    • in a number of gynecological diseases, sit trays made of herbal decoction are useful,
    • It is possible to influence problematic appendages and outwardly, if a compress from steamed wormwood is applied on the lower abdomen for a couple of hours.

    In what specific cases, what method to apply, the gynecologist should decide. Make independent appointments for women's diseases is not worth it.

    With alcoholism

    Once, in antiquity in Russia, a little wormwood was added to mead, and this slowed down intoxication. Broth wormwood well removes and hangover. Also use the plant in the treatment of getting rid of alcoholism. But the best result can be achieved if the wormwood is mixed with other herbs - centaury or thyme:

    • mixed herbs in a ratio of 2: 8,
    • 2 tbsp. collection pour hot water (half a liter) and bring to a boil,
    • 10 minutes tormented on the fire, then allowed to infuse for 1 hour.

    Drink take three times ¼ cup. The course of treatment lasts a month, then a break is taken for 30-45 days.

    From parasites

    If parasites appeared in the body (lamblia, roundworm, etc.), then decoctions of wormwood will very quickly help to eliminate this problem.

    The grass will not only expel worms, but also help to clear the blood of antienzymes, restore the intestinal microflora, improve immunity.

    Preparing a decoction of wormwood in a standard way, they drink it by a quarter cup half an hour before breakfast and just before bedtime. But you can apply another scheme - 2 tbsp. four times a day. Without the simultaneous use of sorbents and laxatives wormwood may not be effective.

    Children are also encouraged to give a drink with wormwood to eliminate worm infestations that can often be seen in toddlers. From wormwood infusions do children enema.

    The herb and some coughing fees are included, and it is also a good way to improve appetite, increase immunity and get rid of anemia. Here only the toxic properties of wormwood should be taken into account and children should prepare decoctions in a lower concentration.

    The course of treatment for any diagnosis should not exceed 5 days, since the elements that make up the wormwood accumulate in the body and adversely affect the child’s nervous system in the future. The age of children is also important - for preschool children, only a doctor should give recommendations on the reception of decoction of this herb.

    Application in cosmetology

    The plant contains substances that allow women to look young. Broths and infusions are used as a drink, and also used externally for the recovery of problem skin. At the same time such actions of a grass are shown:

    • metabolic processes are activated,
    • regulates the sebaceous glands,
    • there is an anti-aging effect
    • removal of toxins improves skin color
    • lotion and steam bath relieve irritation, inflammation and itching.

    The extracts of wormwood and in the care of weakened hair are effective. The tool is used as rinse, and also injected into nutritional masks, contributing to the health of the bulbs and strengthen the roots.

    How to prepare wormwood

    The most saturated herb useful elements in the period of budding and flowering. Billet sage must be done in June and August. In this case, the tops with inflorescences of a length of 25 cm are cut off with sickles or sharp knives, and the remaining parts are torn off manually. Rough stems do not go into billet, so it’s better to throw them away or not touch them at all.

    To dry raw materials should be in the form in which it was going. Трава раскладывается на подстилках одним тонким слоем, и в процессе веточки следует периодически переворачивать. Сушат полынь кому как удобно – в сушильных шкафах, на чердаках или на открытом воздухе.In the latter case, a canopy is needed that will protect the raw materials from direct sunlight and rain.

    Wormwood - Signs and Superstitions

    Wormwood all summer laid out on the floor in the houses to get rid of fleas, ants and other parasites. Superstitious people use grass to protect their homes from evil spirits.

    Dry grass obkurivali house, sheds and corrals for livestock. They wore wormwood with them, protecting themselves from a thin eye and other misfortunes. On the night of Ivan Kupala, it was impossible to leave the house without a sprig of strongly smelling grass - this saved mermaids from witchcraft.

    They say wormwood not only has a beneficial effect on health, but also brings good luck in serious affairs, travels and love affairs. A bunch of grass, suspended at the door, will protect the house from thieves and detractors.

    Wormwood assigns magical properties, as evidenced by one of the names of the plant - witch grass. Sorcerers use wormwood in their rituals, sanctify with its help magic mirrors, crystal balls and other Vedic instruments. Collect grass for ceremonies in a single day of the year - at the Assumption. It is then that she will have the most powerful magical power.

    Price at the pharmacy

    The grass of wormwood is not only available in pharmacies, but also has a low price - 50-80 rubles (depending on the amount of shredded packaging). Wormwood tincture is sold in 25 ml dark bottles, and its maximum cost is 20 rubles.

    “The grandson suffered lymphadenitis, and his appetite was completely gone. The boy did not eat anything, chah in his eyes. I bought dried wormwood in a pharmacy and made a decoction (as indicated on the package). They gave the child (he was 9 years old) to 1 tbsp. 2 times a day 15 minutes before meals. After 3 days, the grandson began to revive, and after a week we completely abandoned the decoction. The drink is fragrant and the smell alone can cause appetite. True, the taste of the broth is bitter, and the grandson seized his fruit. "

    “I had problems with my hair - after giving birth, they began to climb very hard. In the barbershop they advised to make infusions of wormwood and rinse their heads after washing. After I filtered the infusion, I didn't throw the grass away (it was pitiful) - I used it to massage the skin on my head. To enhance the effect, I and wormwood teas saw with the addition of honey (I do not breastfeed). All this not only helped to strengthen the strands - the hair began to grow more actively, acquired a beautiful healthy shine and after rinsing it smells very tasty. ”

    “I decided to go on a diet once, but it was necessary to pre-clean the body of toxins. On the Internet I found reviews on the properties of wormwood and decided to try. At first I frightened off the bitter taste of the decoction, but then began to add honey, and on the 4th day I felt ready to start the chosen diet for losing weight. Now I do not like my figure. ”

    “After the divorce, I became tormented by insomnia, my nerves were to hell, everything was falling out of my hands. Grandma went to the market and bought a bunch of dried wormwood from some woman. Then she wrapped the grass in a gauze bag and put it in my pillow case. Inhaling the scent of wormwood in the evenings, I quickly began to fall asleep, and in the morning I got up vigorous and in a good mood. If it were not for my grandmother, I would have fallen into a deep depression. ”

    “Frequent corporate parties at work eventually made me an alcoholic. The family began to scandals, it even came to divorce. The most balanced and sensible person in this situation was the mother-in-law, who convinced me to drink the grass of wormwood. Broths were nasty taste, but the family wanted to save. A month later, I realized that the craving for drinking became less. Even the liver is not so naughty. I think in a couple of months to repeat the course. ”

    “My daughter loves animals very much, and when she goes for a walk, she will not miss a single cat to stroke and cuddle. As a result, she had worms, and had to buy drugs from a pharmacy. The woman who sold me the pills also advised wormwood. She said that her parasites are afraid of her bitterness, and that I will cure the child in 2-3 days. And so it happened, but we handed over the control crops several times to make sure of the effect. ”

    “There was once a friend in the country, and he offered to treat my gastritis with wine. At first I thought that he was joking at my problem, but it turned out that he has a wormwood wine that can be used as medicine for stomach diseases (albeit in small doses). Preparing a drink in this way - fresh tops of wormwood (600 g) should be pounded and put in a gauze 3-layer bag. It is dipped in a barrel with grape juice (white varieties). As it should be, the blame gives time to ferment and settle down - it takes 2-2.5 months. Then the bag is removed, and the finished wine is packaged in bottles. "

    “I decided to somehow get rid of acne using folk remedies, and in the home medicine chest of herbs only wormwood was found. She began to make steam baths for herself, and gradually eels began to appear less and less on her face. I advise others to try this cheap and effective remedy. ”