Wormwood Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Wormwood Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Artemisia absinthium

Oil Overview

Wormwood essential oil is yellow-brown in colour. It is very herbal in its aroma.

Oil Sources

With its origins in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean, Wormwood Oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-thujone, b-thujone, sabinene, myrcene, trans-sabinol, trans- sabinyl acetate, linalyl acetate and geranyl propionate.

Aroma

Herbaceous

Therapeutic Properties:

Antimicrobial, Antiparasitic, Cholagogue, Digestive, Sedative

Possible Uses

Digestion, Menstrual Pain

Warnings

May Overstimulate Nervous System

Detail of Warnings

Use only well diluted.
This oil should not be used if you have epilepsy or stomach ulcers.

Compatible Combination Oils

Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus

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