Wormwood Essential Oils
Derived through steam distillation from the flowers, twigs, and leaves of the plant, these essential oils with their thin consistency and complex, anise-like, woody, floral aroma are renowned for their properties as a tonic, narcotic, insecticide, febrifuge, emmenagogue, digestive, deodorant, cholagogue, and antihelmitic substance. These essential oils have also been referred to as absinthium and green ginger. Wormwood combines well with other essential oils such as orange, oak moss, lavender, jasmine, and anise star.
Overall Benefits of Wormwood Essential Oils
- Have been known to offer relief from anxiety and stress
- Useful in ridding individuals of fatigue and nausea
- Women may use these essential oils to stimulate menstrual discharges
- Helpful in the improvement of digestion
- Reportedly extremely helpful in aiding fever reduction
- May be used as fumigants, in vaporizers, in sprays, and as an effective insect repellent
- Help tone up the body and digestion by encouraging proper nutrient absorption
- Assist in maintaining proper enzyme and hormone discharge
- May increase alertness and allow an individual to be more active
- As a vermifuge can rid the body of hook worms, tape worms, round worms, and other parasitic worms
Uses for Wormwood Essential Oils
Because these essential oils tend to stimulate the appetite, they are frequently used to treat anorexia. They are also useful in the treatment of digestive ailments such as stomachaches and flatulence, and in treating anemia, jaundice, insomnia, and some liver issues. By strengthening the immune system, these essential oils may provide protection that is effective against some diseases and infections.
Caution must be used when utilizing these essential oils for their medicinal properties as high concentrations can be dangerous. Under no circumstances should they be handled by children and pregnant women should seek the advice of their physician before using these essential oils.