Wormwood Tea Benefits

health benefits of wormwood teaWormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a perennial herb known for its bitter flavor and being a great natural material for vermouth. Some people associate it mostly with Absinthe,  liquors, tinctures or other alcoholic products, but there are numerous therapeutic effects of wormwood and health benefits of wormwood tea, which have been used since the epoch of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Roman Empire. Wormwood herb is mentioned in the Bible several times: in particular, wormwood was among the blessed herbs growing in the Garden of Eden.

Wormwood tea benefits include its excellent carminative properties, so it can assist in solving many gastric problems like bloating, flatulence, indigestion, lack of appetite, mild forms of gastritis and gastric pains, and so on. It is one of the most effective herbal products for curing and preventing many of known liver problems, including jaundice and hepatitis. Drinking wormwood tea is associated with more effective detoxification and better function of the immunity system. Besides, as the name of the herb suggests, wormwood tea can be a good remedy for intestinal worms and other parasites.

Wormwood tea benefitsBesides, natural properties of wormwood can be used by many women for regulating periods, however, pregnant and nursing women have to avoid wormwood. Febrifuge health benefits of wormwood tea can be used to assist in lowering fever, decreasing inflammation in respiratory tract and easing a condition of the patients with colds and the flu. Soaking a clean piece of cloth in wormwood infusion and applying it as a compress can help to enjoy the external type of health benefits of wormwood tea, including healing bruises, insect bites and other skin problems.

To prepare wormwood tea, add a teaspoon of dried leaves and stems of the plant to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for 10-15 minutes. Or, you can use wormwood herbal tincture and prepare your tea by adding 10-25 drops of the tincture to a cup of warm water. To suppress bitter taste of this herbal infusion, add some honey, sugar or lemon juice. In order to enjoy best wormwood tea benefits, it is recommended to drink a cup of fresh infusion three times a day on an empty stomach 15-20 minutes before the mealtime. In some people, prolonged use of wormwood tea is associated with some side effects like dizziness, insomnia, vomiting and so on, therefore it is advised not to use this tea for more than 20-22 days.

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4 Responses to “Wormwood Tea Benefits”

  1. Wormwood is also a key ingredient for almost every good parasite cleans.

  2. Sabrina W says:

    Just heard about the benefits of wormwood tea at Dr Oz’s.
    Thanks for the great post guys!

  3. silvia says:

    I love Dr. Oz

  4. Karla H.L. says:

    If the side effects are so bad why is Dr. Oz telling people to use it.
    This is really confusing.