Artemisia absinthium is from where Wormwood Oil is extracted. Leaves, twigs, etc., of this ornamental shrub from the Asteraceae family, popularly known as wormwood are steam distilled for getting the oil. Essential oil of wormwood rich in geranyl propionate, linalyl acetate, alpha thujone, beta thujone, myrcene, sabinene, trans sabinyl acetate and trans sabinol makes the oil highly potent, curative and effective. Though in early days, wormwood was chiefly used as a flavouring agent for enhancing flavour of teas, wines and other beverages, today, many benefits are attributed to the use of wormwood and its essential oil, Wormwood Oil.
It is used to tackle bacterial overgrowth in the intestines
It is beneficial for those suffering from nervous disorders
It is widely known and prescribed for its anti-cancerous properties
It stimulates the appetite and is found to be effective in the treatment of anorexia