Southernwood - great worm repellent but not only...

Southernwood - great worm repellent but not only...

Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum) also called Southern Wormwood is a plant from the Asteraceae family. It looks a bit like dill and has a refreshing lemon aroma.

Southernwood contains many valuable ingredients: essential oil, coumarin compounds, resins, organic acids, tannins, bitterness, abrotannin alkaloid, mineral salts, small amounts of provitamin A and vitamin C.

A Southernwood tea has many valuable properties:

Health benefits: Southernwood can be used internally and topically to stimulate hair growth, improve liver function, regulate digestion and stimulate appetite. As a bitter tonic Southernwood can treat coughs, bronchitis, catarrh, mucus, and congestion. Southernwood can also treat menstrual disorders (it may regulate excessively heavy periods).

Anthelmintic: Southernwood has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It may remove parasites and worms from the intestines.

Skin benefits: Southernwood can improve the appearance of aging skin, including fine lines, mottled pigmentation, and radiance. It has antiseptic properties and can be used on difficult-to-heal wounds.

Insect repellent: The leaves have a strong scent that repels moths, fleas and other insects.