Wormwood Essential Oil (China)
Botanical Name: Artemisia scoparia
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: This perennial herb grows up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) and has a whitish stem, silvery-green, divided leaves covered with silky, fine hairs, and pale yellow flowers. Wormwood (Artemisia scoparia) is commonly confused with Absinthe (Artemisia absinthium).
Color: Pale to dark yellow liquid.
Common Uses: This specie of Wormwood is commonly known as "Redstem Wormwood". It is reputed to be a treatment for jaundice, hepatitis and inflammation of the gall bladder. The plant is considered to be an antipyretic, antiseptic, cholagogue, diuretic and vasodilator.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Not known.
Aromatic Scent: Wormwood Essential Oil is considered to be aromatic.
History: Wormwood is native to Asia and is considered to have toxic components.