What is a wormwood plant?

Answer Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) produces a fragrant scent and was used historically in the production of absinthe. Although this woody-stemmed perennial produces small yellow flowers in late summer... Read More »

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What drink is named for the wormwood plant?

The Wormwood plant (Artemisia absinthium) contributes the main ingredient for the alcoholic drink known as absinthe. Because Absinth affects the nervous system, the amount used in the drink is tigh... Read More »

In which country does the Wormwood plant Artemisia afra grow?

This plant occurs throughout the countries of Africa. It can be found right from Ethiopia down to South Africa. Horticulturally, it would grow anywhere else that has a climate similar to these areas.

What is the definition of wormwood?

The English term 'wormwood' means any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium

What does wormwood do?

Wormwood is a strong bitter that affects the bittersensing taste buds on the tongue that send signals to the brain to stimulate the entire digestive system (salivation, stomach acid production, int... Read More »