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How to Make Wormwood Tincture & Use at Home

by Andreea Laza

Want to learn how to make wormwood tincture at home? Continue reading and discover one of the simplest ways to make wormwood tincture at home.

According to German priest and herbalist Sebastien Kneipp, no other medicinal plant can compare with wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) when it comes to stimulating the activity of the stomach and improving digestion. He believed that wormwood is the best digestive tract cleanser and strengthener, being effective even for very elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases, as wormwood tincture. Before we show you how to make wormwood tincture at home and how to use it for various health conditions, here are the key health uses of wormwood tincture.

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Health Uses of Wormwood Tincture

Wormwood tincture is used mainly against intestinal parasites and to remedy hypoacid gastritis, and can also be an adjuvant in weight loss. It strongly activates the secretion of digestive juices and bowel movements, normalizing digestion and preventing the occurrence of bloating and other digestive disorders.

  • effective treatment against dyspepsia, biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, and for the prophylaxis of gallstones.
  • wormwood tincture helps to normalize brain circulation, fights vomiting, and aids in digestive and especially bile disorders, which are often associated with and are the basis of migraines.
  • the most effective remedy from Central and Eastern European flora for intestinal parasites and giardia is wormwood, due to the fact that it secretes an extremely toxic substance for worms and other intestinal parasites.
  • wormwood helps lowers toxicity in the body, thus it can improve focus, and concentration and reduce brain fog.
  • due to its high artemisinin content, which is a natural anti-malaria medicine, wormwood is a safe herbal equivalent of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, both know antimalaria therapeutics with antiparasitic properties.

There are many other health uses of wormwood tincture, but these are just the most studied. But before we show you how to make wormwood tincture at home, here is how you can harvest wormwood yourself. In order to make wormwood tincture at home, you first need to harvest the wormwood plant, and the season is approaching. So, here is how to harvest wormwood to make wormwood tincture.

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How to Harvest Wormwood

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) 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. To make the wormwood tincture, you need freshly picked wormwood leaves and tips, but if you don’t have fresh wormwood available, you can also use wormwood powder. To make the powder, dry the plant in a thin layer in the shade, and store it in a dark and dry place. 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 Tincture

There are two simple ways to make wormwood tincture at home, the first recipe requires the freshly picked plant, while the second recipe asks for wormwood powder. You can use what you have at hand. Here is the first way to make wormwood at home.

Wormwood Tincture Recipe #1

Soak 100 g of finely chopped wormwood plant in 500 ml (2 cups) of double-refined alcohol (70 degrees), and keep in the dark for 3 weeks. Strain the tincture and pour it into small, amber bottles with a dropper. To use, add 10-15 drops (depending on body weight) in 50-75 ml of water and drink for 30-40 days first thing in the morning. In the meantime, the unpleasant stomach sensations that you have after a meal will disappear, as well as the feeling of nausea upon waking up in the morning.

Wormwood Tincture Recipe #2

Add 15 tablespoons of wormwood powder in a screw-top jar, then pour 1 and 1/2 cups (400 ml) of 50-degree food alcohol on top. Give it a good mix, then seal the jar and leave it to macerate for two weeks. Strain the tincture and pour it into small, amber bottles with a dropper. This remedy is administered four times a day, 50 drops diluted in a little water.

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Health Uses of Wormwood Tincture

  1. Slow digestion, hypoacid gastritis, nausea or frequent stomach issues – 50 drops of wormwood tincture, diluted in a quarter cup of water 5-10 minutes before meals, for 3 weeks with a ten-day break, after which you can resume if needed.
  2. Indigestion, bloating – half a teaspoon of wormwood tincture before meal.
  3. Giardia, intestinal worms – 4 teaspoons of wormwood tincture a day, for 14 days, with a 10-day break; alone or in combination with synthetic drugs, whose action is greatly potentiated.
  4. Mental retardation in children, inability to focus and learn – combine the wormwood tincture with the same quantity of caraway seed tincture. The dosage is 4 teaspoons of this mixture of tinctures, one tsp each at 8 am, 12 am, 16 pm, and 22 pm for 3 weeks.
  5. Headaches, vomiting, migraines – 50 drips of wormwood tincture, 4-6 times a day.
  6. Stomach pains, burns and cramps, bloody diarrhea, diabetes, plague, cholera, jaundice, eczema, bronchial asthma, lack of appetite, metabolic disorders – 15-20 drops of wormwood tincture, 3 times a day, 30-40 minutes before meals.
  7. Cough, cold – prepare a quick wormwood tincture by soaking 2 spoonfuls of dried wormwood in 500 ml (2 cups) of vodka, for 3 days; the dosage is 30 drops in 75 ml of water 3 times during the day and once before going to bed, a total of 120 drops of wormwood tincture in 24 hours.

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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John February 7, 2024 - 14:11

Thank you for giving us this information on wormwood. You are a blessing to us all.

Andreea Laza
Andreea Laza February 7, 2024 - 20:45

Thank you so much, John, I really appreciate. Much health to you and yours!


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