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Wormwood

Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium (Compositae)    “Nature’s promise that out of devastation life will spring up anew.” M. Woods Names:  Apsinthion, bathypikron (Gr) , Herbs fortis (Lat), Madderwort, Mingwort, Old woman, Wermut, Elss, Magenkraut, Wurmkraut, Bitterer Beifuss (Ge) Taste: bitter, warm, frarant Tissue States: cold depression, internal damp heat Effective Qualities: warming and binding; stimulant, detoxicant and restorative; cooling and draining Constituents: ess. Oil (incl, thujone), terpenoids (incl. azulene, tanacetone, bitter sewquiterpines and their lactones, triterpenoid, flavonoids ruitin, quercetin and hydroxycoumarins, polyacetylenes, ketepelenlide, tannins, organic acids, arabin, ascorbic acid, amino acids Characteristic Symptoms: Coldness and Deadness. People who have been through rough, brutal, dehumanizing events or harsh environmental stress resulting in emotional and physical coldness, lack of somatic activity, suppressed psychological affect, with stiff, cold extremities. Brutal, insane, idiotic. Pulse: hard in the middle on right hand, dead, masked feeling. Characteristic Uses: Stomach, intestines, liver, uterus Bitter Tonic. Stimulant to stomach, gallbladder and digestion. Promotes bile flow, reduces liver congestion, removes accumulation and relieves fullness, relieves bilious headache, (right flank and epigastric pain)Travelers indigestion and nausea. …