Wormwood, whose Latin name is 'Artemisia absinthium', is from the daisy family. Its homeland is the Mediterranean. It is an aromatic plant that grows naturally in the Aegean, Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Marmara regions of our country. It likes lime-rich soils. It is a perennial herbaceous plant whose leaves are sometimes grayish and sometimes white.
Its body covered with fine hairs is fragrant, fluffy striped, and gray-green in color. Small red or yellow flowers are together in clusters. The cylindrical, flat, small, and gray-colored fruits contain brownish tiny seeds. Wormwood reproduces with the seeds it sheds or it is reproduced with stem pens taken in the fall. Small leafy branches of wormwood have a special smell and a very bitter taste.
From the wormwood plant; wormwood tea, wormwood oil, wormwood paste, wormwood cream, and ointment are produced.
A specialist should be consulted for therapeutic use.
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