What do Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso all have in common aside from their incredible painting abilities? These three artists all shared a love of absinthe, a botanical spirit made from wormwood, anise and fennel.
Absinthe is currently illegal in the US. as well as many other countries, but it’s still available in Europe. You may have heard of wormwood because of its inclusion in this famous European beverage, but did you know that it also holds an ability to aid many common and serious health concerns?
It’s true. Wormwood is actually used to eliminate intestinal worms, especially roundworms and pinworms. This is exactly why it’s commonly recommended as part of a parasite cleanse.
- Digestive Health
- Anti Parasitic
- Liver Health
- May Help Treat Crohn’s Disease
- May Improve Digestion
- May Ease Arthritis Pain
- Has Antioxidant Properties
- Wormwood and Parasites
There is little research that suggests specific dosages for wormwood. 2 Talk to a healthcare provider about how much wormwood you should take, how often, and for how long.
Side Effects of Wormwood:
The main risk of wormwood is toxicity from the compound thujone.
These side effects include:
- Muscle aches
- Vertigo (a spinning or dizzy sensation)
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
- Stomach cramps
- Chronic diarrhoea