In everyday life, wormwood was used to flavor liquers, most notably absinthe, which is banned in many spaces. It's also to eradicate internal worms and other parasites, as well as relieve physical ailments, like Crohn's Disease. Magicaly, wormwood is an essential dark arts witchcraft herb, just like it's sister, mugwort, which is also an Artemisia (our wormwood is Artemisia Ludoviciana). It's used to conjure the dead, build psychic abilities and aid in psychic or astral journeys, the latter done by burning the herb. In the Victorian Language of Flowers, however, wormwood denotes bitterness, likely stemming from its flavor. This is in direct opposition to its last use: love spells.
While wormwood is offered on the market for relief from physical ailments, long-term use or overuse can result in seizures, hallucinations, nausea and vomiting. If touched, wormwood can cause redness and burning. Do not ingest this oil, use on the skin or burn. This oil is best used on altar items or ritual tools that will not be handled after ritual or will be dissolved or buried.
This plant may be restricted in some countries. Please check whether you can legally buy and own this plant before purchase.
Our .5 oz bottles include fractionated coconut oil and dried, rue stems and curled leaves. Store in a cool place not exposed to hear or direct sunlight for ideal shelf live. Stored in this manner, it will last around six months (but we recommend you use it sooner).
**Please note, herbal products are not regulated by the FDA and everyone responds differently to the application or ingestion of herbs. Please consult a doctor and ensure for your particular situation (side effects with medications, pregnancy) that you are able to use particular herbs before you apply or ingest herbal products. As stated, our herbs are sourced from quality sources, like Mountain Rose Herbals or Starwest Botanicals, as well as local apothecaries, but it is important to address your particular body's capability in handling herbs. In addition, do not ingest unless explicitly stated or unless it's clear to do so, like for teas and oxymels.