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How to Make Wormwood Tea & Use at Home

by Andreea Laza

Want to learn how to make wormwood tea and use wormwood tea as medicine? Continue reading and find out.

Wormwood tea is an amazing remedy for so many health issues, especially for women’s issues, such as adnexitis, leucorrhea, and vaginal candidosis, but also for intestinal parasites, gastric issues, and even liver and bile problems. The reason is that wormwood tea is a powerful anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory, reduces abnormal secretions, and calms the sensation of itching or stinging caused by vaginal infections. Even more, wormwood tea baths and compresses help relieve pain and even induce sleep. But before we show you how to make the amazing wormwood tea, here is how to harvest the wormwood plant.

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How to Harvest Wormwood

Wormwood is ideally harvested at the end of July, and beginning of August. Folk healers harvested wormwood at the end of August when they believed its magical healing powers are at their peak. Cut the tip of the stem using a pair of scissors. You can use fresh wormwood to make the tea, or you can dry it in a thin layer in the shade, and store it in a dark and dry place for later use. Dried wormwood has a shelf life of 2 years.

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is very similar to one of its close relatives, mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), the two being distinguished mainly by the color of the stem: the stem of wormwood has some very fine whitish hairs, while the stem of wormwood is reddish-brown.

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How to Make Wormwood Tea

Soak 3-4 tablespoons of freshly chopped wormwood plant in half a liter (2 cups) of room temperature water for 8-10 hours, or overnight. Strain the maceration, and set it aside. Boil the plant left after straining it in another half liter of water (2 cups) for five minutes. Allow the tea to cool and then strain. Finally, combine the cold maceration and the decoction and you have a combined wormwood tea (approximately one liter), which can be used externally, in the form of compresses, washes, enemas, and baths.

For drinking, there is another wormwood tea recipe for you. To make the wormwood tea for drinking, steep 1 heaped teaspoon of dried wormwood flowers and leaves in 150 ml of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain and the wormwood tea is ready. For gastric acid, you can combine wormwood with other medicinal plants known for their gastric protective action, as you will see below.

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How to Use Wormwood Tea as Medicine – 10 Uses

  1. Kidneys, liver, pancreas problems, dyskinesia of the bile ducts – 50 ml of wormwood tea (recipe for internal use) 3 times a day, before meals, for 21 days.
  2. Gastric acidity – combine one teaspoon of each of the following herbs: wormwood, angelica root, lemon balm leaves, and peppermint. Scald a spoonful of the herbs in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes, and then strain. Drink three cups a day, unsweetened, sip by sip, after the main meals.
  3. Adnexitis – take hot sitz baths with combined wormwood tea. This procedure has a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious effect, also acting as a strong stimulant for ovarian activity. In the past, women who had adnexitis with amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) took these hot sitz baths with wormwood and drank mugwort tea (Artemisia vulgaris), which immediately triggered their menstruation.
  4. Vaginal candidiasis, adjuvant in trichomonas infection – use a vaginal douche to wash daily with the combined wormwood tea for 7 days, followed by a 7-day break (to restore the normal bacterial flora).
  5. Leukorrhea – prepare a wormwood root decoction by boiling 3 tbsp of wormwood root in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Let the water chill, and when it reaches 37-38°C, use a vaginal douche to wash well.
  6. Wormwood and pinworms – do an enema in the morning with the combined wormwood tea for 7 days.
  7. Insomnia – boil a spoonful of dried wormwood in 250 ml/1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain the warm decoction and soak a cotton towel in it, squeeze it a little, and wrap your head with this towel before going to bed.
  8. Rheumatism and paralysis – take baths with the combined wormwood tea (5 liters of tea per tub of water), twice a week. Uses this way, wormwood acts as a tonic for the nervous system, it improves the circulation of nerve impulses. In the treatment of rheumatism, you can also use wormwood patches on the affected areas. The patch also works for dislocations and sprains.
  9. Prevent bloating. Steep one heaped teaspoon of dried wormwood in 400 ml of boiling water, and drink 50 ml, three times a day, 30 minutes before meals.
  10. Trachoma – dab the eyes with wormwood tea (simple recipe) 2 times a day.

Women suffering from major gynecological problems can use a tampon soaked in the combined wormwood tea at 37-38°C overnight.

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Wormwood Counterindications & Safety

The bitter principles in wormwood give it exceptional healing properties. However, when used in high dosages, wormwood is toxic, it can cause agitation, hallucinations, loss of consciousness, and the abuse of wormwood drinks can even lead to mental disorders, memory loss, and nausea. Moreover, an active substance in the composition of wormwood can create addiction when used for more than a month.

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For these reasons, wormwood treatments will not last longer than two-three weeks, followed by a 10-14 day pause. No more than six grams per day per adult should be used. Wormwood is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women and very weak or elderly people. Please seek the advice of a specialist before using wormwood supplements, or follow the instructions on the leaflet.

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