ARTEMISIA ‘Wormwood’ ‘Absinthe’
Named after the Greek Goddess Artemis who gave this family of plants to mankind as a gift. Although one of the bitterest herbs known it has for centuries been a major ingredient in aperitifs & herb wines. (Absinthe & Vermouth) This herb contains several substances which may adversely affect the body if taken in excess (including the hallucinogen, santonin) & for this reason produces some of the most dangerous & strongest alcoholic drinks. Has been used as a Malaria preventative. Can be used as a tea and has been used for stuffing geese.