The healing properties of wormwood, the use of wormwood in medicine

Wormwood is an ancient folk remedy. The herb contains tannic and resinous substances, protein, succinic and malic organic acids, as well as glycosides - anabsintin and absintine. The plant is rather poisonous, it is avoided by animals, and other representatives of the flora growing nearby, wither. Curative properties of wormwood are used for compresses and lotions with bruises, to eliminate swelling and ulcerations on the skin, and to rinse the sore throat.


  • 1 Indications wormwood
    • 1.1 dosage forms wormwood
    • 1.2 Recuperate
    • 1.3 Treatment cystitis
    • 1.4 Removing sweating
    • 1.5 angina Treatment
    • 1.6 Stomach problems
    • 1.7 withdrawal headache
    • 1.8 Treatment inflamed periosteum
    • 1.9 Esophageal cancer
  • 2 Aromatherapy and cosmetology
  • 3 Contraindications

Indications for application of wormwood

  • gastric colic;
  • gastritis;
  • decreased gastric acidity and poor appetite;
  • of gallbladder and liver disease;
  • presence of intestinal parasites;
  • appearance of seizures;
  • malaria;
  • insomnia;
  • various inflammatory processes.

Wormwood preparations are used to normalize digestion and improve appetite. They have a tonic, hematopoietic, soothing, wound healing, choleretic, mild laxative and anthelmintic effect. With the help of wormwood successfully treat insomnia, malnutrition, malaria, colds, various neuroses, epilepsy and influenza. Decoction of this herb helps normalize the menstrual cycle, cure amenorrhea, some gynecological diseases and hypomanstrual syndrome.

Medicinal forms of wormwood

Medicinal raw materials are harvested from leaves of wormwood and its flower-bearing tips. This preparation is carried out twice: before flowering, the collection of some leaves is carried out, and during the flowering, long healing heights are carried out. Failure to comply with such periods of harvesting greatly reduces the medicinal value of the plant. Collected grass should be dried in special dryers or in the shade to prevent the darkening of raw materials. You can store these blanks for two years without losing their medicinal properties.

Wound healing

Wormwood is an excellent remedy for rapid wound healing. To do this, soften or dry fresh leaves of wormwood, then apply them to the affected area. Thanks to this procedure, small wounds are quickly tightened, and purulent need to be washed with a more concentrated infusion that can be prepared by yourself: mix two spoons of wormwood with the same amount of pork interior fat, steal in a water bath for five minutes and strain. After cooling with such an ointment, it is recommended to lubricate the sore spot.

Treatment of cystitis

In acute forms of cystitis wormwood quickly brings relief, while chronic cystitis requires a longer treatment, which can last about six months. A handful of wormwood should be placed in a container, soak two glasses of milk, cover and let it brew. After the infusion has cooled slightly, you need to pour it into a plastic bucket, sit on top of him and wrap yourself in a warm blanket or a downy kerchief. The cooled composition can be used repeatedly, heating it before use. If there is no milk, it can be replaced with water, but the effect will then be weaker.

Elimination of sweating

With excessive sweating of the body or its separate areas, the medicinal properties of wormwood are indispensable. To prepare the broth, use the twigs of this plant and the oak bark. Mix a glass of wormwood and half a glass of oak bark, brew all this with a liter of boiling water, boil for 30 minutes over low heat, strain and add to a bath with warm water. This procedure helps quickly get rid of sweating and gives the body a pleasant aroma.

Treatment of angina

If breathing difficulties and angina pectoris are caused by a stressful situation, excessive walking or loss of strength, it is recommended to use wormwood as a seasoning for food. Grass can be seasoned with soups, salads and meat dishes, but seasoning, you need to consider that wormwood has a bitter taste, so you should follow the optimal dosage. Wormwood seasoning can be used both in dry and fresh form.

Gastric problems

The medicinal properties of wormwood are excellent for stomach diseases such as ulcer or gastritis. Traditional healers recommend that people suffering from such ailments chew a pinch of fresh or dry wormwood. Despite the fact that the grass is bitter, to her taste you can eventually get used to. It is also useful to brew a twig or pinch of wormwood with a glass of boiling water and drink it like tea.

Headache relief

Folk medicine uses wormwood as a wonderful cure for headaches. To alleviate the condition, it is necessary to apply wormwood to the forehead and temples. It is very useful to combine this herb with green lovage leaves and make a compress of this mixture, which should also be applied to the sore head.

Treatment of inflamed periosteum

Aching leg pain or inflammation of the periosteum can be easily eliminated with wormwood. To do this, take a cotton or linen cloth, lay out on her twigs and leaves of wormwood, put the compress in a saucepan, pour boiling water and leave until incomplete cooling. After that, the compress is gently squeezed, applied to the site of inflammation and covered with a woolen cloth. After cooling the compress, remove it and repeat the procedure until it comes to relief.

Esophageal cancer

Due to its curative properties, wormwood is added to many of the fees and medicines that are used to treat esophageal cancer. To prepare the medicine you need to take leaves and flowers of wormwood and mix them with a small amount of honey. It is recommended to put half a teaspoon of this mixture in your mouth and dissolve until it completely disappears. This procedure should be repeated constantly, and if there is an allergy to honey, it can be replaced with sunflower oil.

Aromatherapy and cosmetology

Artemisia is widely used in aromatherapy, fumigating premises for disinfection, and wormwood helps to eliminate depressive state and lethargy, increase concentration and activate memory. In dermatology and cosmetology, wormwood is used for medicinal purposes for the treatment of warts, papillomas, fattyskin inflammation and pustular diseases.


Drugs based on wormwood contraindicated to instill in the nose and ears, used during pregnancy, breast-feeding, as well as enterocolitis, bleeding, anemia, decreased gastric acidity and allergy to the plant. It should be remembered that an overdose can trigger poisoning. It is not recommended to apply wormwood for more than a month, since it is fraught with disorders of the nervous system. A pure juice of wormwood should be diluted, and before its use it is necessary to consult with a specialist.