Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Wormwood: Artemisisa absinthium L.

  • Product Code: EO 664
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  • £4.30

Wormwood Essential Oil

Latin name: Artemisisa absinthium L.

Source: Africa

Aroma: Herbaceous

Wormwood Properties: Stimulates appetite, strengthens digestion, bitter tonic; promotes menstruation (in case of amenorrhea); vermifuge.

Wormwood Main Components: Alpha-and beta-thujone, absinthiine, palmitinic acid, isovalerianic acid.

Wormwood Contraindications, side effects: It is dangerous to overdose when using internally because of abortive and neurotoxic effect.

This oil is a restricted oil.  Only qualified aromatherapists can purchase this oil.  Please call our Sales Team on +44 (0)1458 831216 for more details.

Wormwood Essential Oil is obtained by steam distillation of  a dwarf shrub growing wild in various areas of North Africa and the Middle East. Wormwood  exists as various chemotypes and the composition of the oil may vary widely. Moroccan oil (Marrakesh-type) has a light herbaceous odour characteristic of thujone. Wormwood  essential oil is used in fairly large amounts in fine perfumery eg for Chypre notes, one great example being Kouros Fraicheur (Yves Saint Laurent 1993).

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