Wormwood Herb Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

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Wormwood is a perennial plant native to Asia and Europe and naturalized in North America. Also known as absinthe wormwood, the plant produces tall spikes of branched, silver-grey foliage.

Although the herb was once commonly used to flavor beverages and liquors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies this herb as unsafe due to the presence of thujone. Today, wormwood is largely reserved for use in making herbal bitters.

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approximate cups to one pound10
active compoundsFlavonoids, Lignans, Volatile oil, Phenolic acids
plant part usedleaves, aerial parts
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container away from direct sunlight.
appearance & aromaSilvery-green and leafy with a grass-like fragrance.


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culinaryNot for culinary use.
householdUsed to repel and kill insects.
safetyDue to the presence of thujone, do not take this herb long-term or in large quantity.

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wild crafted, cut & sifted
wormwood herb

Highly bitter on its own. Use only for making bitters and fermented beverages.

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wormwood herb

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what else you should know

wild crafted, cut & sifted
wormwood herb

Also known as southernwood and green ginger, wormwood is a perennial plant in the daisy family that is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa and now naturalized in the eastern US.

As you might guess from the herb’s species name, it is a component of the spirited beverage known as absinthe. The agent responsible for its flavor and heady effects is thujone, which is toxic in large dosages. While the culinary use of this herb is discouraged, wormwood is a component of traditional herbal bitters formulas.

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

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.