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Wormwood Herb Organic Cut & Sifted

Wormwood Herb Organic Cut & Sifted

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per 1/4 Pound
Quantity:  
$4.40 
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per Pound
Quantity:  
$11.00 

Wormwood is a member of the aster family native to Europe now naturalized throughout much of North America.

Before the use of hops, it was used to flavor beer and a honey wine known as mead. The herb is still the main flavoring agent in absinthe and vermouth. For the home herbalist, wormwood is mainly used to produce herbal bitters.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound12
origineurope
plant part usedaerial parts
processingcut & sifted
agricultureorganic

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark location.
appearance & aromaLeafy, silvery green and slightly fibrous.

c.
uses

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safetyThis herb contains thujone, which is toxic in large doses. Limit internal use to bitters.

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d.
flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
wormwood herb

Very bitter.

e.
formulas & recipes

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wormwood herb

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f.
what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
wormwood herb

Wormwood is a weedy perennial herb in the daisy family distributed throughout Europe, Asia and eastern North America. Together with hyssop and sweet Melissa, the herb is an ingredient and primary flavoring agent in the alcoholic beverage known as absinthe. It is also used to flavor vermouth.

For reasons too complex to go into here, wormwood has received a bad “rep” in terms of toxicity. While it is true that the pant contains thujone, which is toxic at high doses, the concentration of this chemical in the plant is relatively low. Also, the US-imposed ban on absinthe in the early 1900s had more to do with the toxic effects of the high alcohol content of the drink (up to 144% proof!) and not wormwood as an ingredient. Still, commonsense caution about the consumption of this herb is advised.



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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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