Wormwood consists of the fresh or dried leaves, or the basal leaves, or a mixture of the two.
Our Artemisia absinthium is harvested during flowering season.
The herb contains at least 0.3 percent (v/w) volatile oil and has a bitter value of not less than 15,000.
The volatile oil contains thujone.
Additionally, the herb contains bitter principles of the sesquiterpene lactone type such as absinthin, anabsinthin, artabsin, anabsin, also flavones, ascorbic acid, and tannins.
Maximum daily dosage should never exceed 2 – 3 g of herb as water infusion.
The effectiveness as an aromatic bitter is based on the bitter principles and volatile oil.
Warning:Combinations with other bitters or aromatics may be advantageous.
In toxic doses, thujone, the active component of the oil, acts as a convulsant poison.
Therefore, the essential oil must not be used except in combinations.
All of our plant material, is grown here on our farm in the Mary Valley, Queensland, in a completely organic, pesticide & herbicide free manner, harvested by hand and dried and stored and packed on the premises.