Product: Wormwood Powder
Latin Name: Artemisia absinthium syn. Absinthium officinale.
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Common Wormwood, Absinth, Absinthe, Absinthe Suisse, Absinthii Herba, Absinthites, Absinthium, Ajenjo, Alvine, Armoise Absinthe, Armoise Commune, Grande Absinthe, Herba Artemisae, Herbe aux Vers, Herbe d'Absinthe, Herbe Sainte, Indhana, Lapsent, Menu Alvine, Qing Hao, Vilayati Afsanteen, Wermut, Wermutkraut, Western Wormwood & Wurmkraut.
Description: Wormwood is an herbaceous perennial herb native to Europe now found growing in central Asia and parts of the USA that grows to a height of 1 metre. It has erect, branching stems which are silver green in colour and have a fine downy coating. The leaves are deeply lobed with 3-5 divisions of feathery leaflets, entire leaf is 5-12cm in length, greyish-green on the upper side and paler almost silvery-green on the underside, with the same downy coating as the stems. The inflorescences grow from the leaf nodes; they are tubular and form clusters of branched panicles of yellowish-green flowers.
Add to homemade insecticidal dusts and scented sachets to deter moths and other flying insects. A decoction or infusion of wormwood powder is reputed to discourage slugs in the garden. As a poultice wormwood can help to speed up the healing time of bruises.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.