This powerful herb has been a subject of some contention amongst those looking to separate the different species of ‘Artemisia’. For the ancient and esoteric variety referenced in the Bible and used for Absinthe we must look toward ‘Artemisia absinthum’. Indigo Herbs brings to you this botanical ingredient in the form of Wormwood Tea, Wormwood Powder and Wormwood Tincture to be utilised for cleansing your system and the energy fields that surround you. Our premium quality Wormwood Tincture is some of the best that can be bought and is the official and guaranteed Artemisia absinthum.
Wormwood was made famous because of its controversial use as an ingredient in the classic 19th century drink Absinthe. There were many artists and writers who attributed Absinthe with almost magical properties for expanding their creative styles and artistic horizons. Absinthe was soon banned when it was discovered that Wormwood within the mix of alcohol and over consumption could lead to nerve degeneration. Before this period Wormwood was heavily used in the western magical traditions of Wicca. In Wicca, Wormwood is used for cleansing and keeping evil influences at bay. It is often burnt to create fumes for cleansing a house of negative energy. Wormwood gained its name because it was also used as a cure for intestinal worms.
Wormwood is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows to a height of around 1.2 meters with silvery green/grey hairy leaves. The flowers are yellow and bend down in clusters and bloom in late summer. The whole plant has a very upright stature, with woody stems that harden as the plant matures. Wormwood is completely covered in silky silvery hairs.