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Discover the many benefits of wormwood to your health

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  • Woodworm is a perennial and herbaceous plant that may help suppress malaria. It may also provide beneficial effects against various health conditions such as Lyme disease, lymphoma, leukemia, liver disease, depression, Crohn's disease, IgA nephropathy, lead exposure and osteoarthritis
  • Aside from being the key ingredient in absinthe, a popular liqueur during the 19th century, this plant is also a great addition to gardens and may be used for natural pain relief, insect repellent and antiparasite
  • Thujone, a ketone found in wormwood essential oil, may exhibit neurotoxic effects if threshold concentrations are exceeded

Wormwood is a medicinal herb that was thought to cause toxicity in absinthe, a popular liqueur in France during the 19th century. But what is wormwood exactly, and what are its potential benefits and side effects? Read on to learn more about this plant.

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