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Wormwood Tincture

£13.50 Inc VAT

Latin Name: Artemisia absinthum

  • Long history of traditional use for Digestion and detoxification
  • Classed as a “bitter herb”
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Wormwood Tincture is the active constituents of the Artemisia absinthum plant extracted into ethanol (medical alcohol)
  • This traditional method maintains and preserves the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant. It extends the shelf life for up to 4 years
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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Weight 206 oz
Directions

The Tincture or Fluid Extract can be taken directly by adding the correct recommended amount to filtered water. However some people find the bitter taste of herbs in this form to be too strong, so the Tincture or Fluid Extract can be added to fruit juice to sweeten.
However in some cases it is preferable to evaporate the alcohol before taking the Tincture or Fluid Extract. This is advised with babies, children, the elderly, and if someone is sensitive to alcohol or recovering from alcohol addiction. This is very easy to do.
Serving:
Wormwood Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice.

Serving:

Wormwood Tincture:
Traditionally Taken: 1-4 ml, 3 times a day.
or as directed by a Herbal practitioner.
20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

Additional Information

Wormwood Tincture from Indigo Herbs is made from exceptionally high quality Wormwood plants. With a long history of use stretching back to Ancient Greece, this herbal tincture can be added to water and taken when required.
Also known as: Wormwood, Absinthium, Green Ginger, Absinthe, Old Woman, Southernwood

Quality

Produced to GMP standards.
Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
Packaged in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle with dropper.
Manufacture Process

When the flowering tops of the Wormwood plant are mature the plant is stripped of all leaves and dried in shade; this is so none of the chemical constituents are lost through contact with the sun. The leaf and flower matter are then screened to make sure only the very best material passes on to the process of cold percolation in order to extract the active constituents into tincture form. The cold percolation method employs a gradient circulation of the solution which keeps the plant ingredients in perpetual contact with the ethanol. This technique is faster and more efficient than maceration and ensures there is less waste of precious plant materials. This premium quality product is manufactured to GMP standards and Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. It is 100% pure botanical ingredients, completely free of synthetic ingredients with absolutely nothing added.

Contraindications

Since wormwood contains thujone, a chemical similar to tetratetrahydrocannibinol (THC) which is found in cannabis, the FDA has placed wormwood in the unsafe category. It has been reported that thujone may cause nerve damage and other side effects. Do not take if you are pregnant. Take only in small doses and for no more than 4-5 weeks at a stretch. Consult with a healthcare professional or doctor of herbal medicine.

Benefits

Digestive Health
Wormwood is a bitter herb affecting the bitter sensing tastebuds that send signals to the brain to stimulate the entire digestive system, (salivation, stomach acid production, intestinal tract movement). It also stimulates the release of bile from the liver, the storage of bile in the gallbladder and other secretions from the intestinal glands, which will enhance the body’s ability to digest food. A common cause of weak digestion is too little stomach acid (not too much) – acid reflux is the result of weak stomach acid that is unable to properly digest food. Hydrochloric acid (HCL) production is stimulated by Wormwood, and may optimise bowel flora whilst killing off dangerous organisms such as Helicobacter Pylori which can lead to duodenal ulcers if left untreated. It may also help the recovery from long term illness by improving the uptake of nutrients.
Recent evidence has also shown that Wormwood may be an effective treatment for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). One particular study found that 84% of IBS patients tested positive for SIBO. Wormwood, along with other anti-microbial herbs such as oregano and thyme, have been shown to provide broad-spectrum coverage against the types of bacteria most commonly involved in SIBO.

Anti Parasitic
Worms – especially roundworms and pinworms may be effectively neutralised by Wormwood. General parasitic infections are commonly treated with Wormwood, Black Walnut and Clove – these three herbs taken together are said to break the life cycle of the parasite, thus killing off the infection.

Anti Inflammatory
Wormwood contains the phytochemicals "azulenes", compounds which are proven to have powerful anti-inflammatory activity. Whilst inflammation is a necessary step in the healing process – persistent, low level inflammation is at the root of practically all known chronic health conditions, including everything from rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol to dementia. This anti-inflammatory effect is responsible for the relief Wormwood may provide from the pain and swelling of arthritis.

Liver Health
Can also be used as part of a liver flush to clear out congestion in this important organ.

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