Wormwood Tea as Heartburn Remedy!
Wormwood Tea - Artemisia absinthium
Used part: Leaf and Stem
Also known as losna, Roman wormwood, common wormwood, large absinthe, aluine, alvina, bitter, Artemisia, acini and acintro, absinthe is a plant used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Scientific name Artemisia Absinthium, this plant is also used in the manufacture of the drink of the same name. Of bitter taste, the plant gives rise to a tea that can be used for medicinal purposes. The plant is cultivated by means of seeds, division of clumps or by cutting, and the ideal soil for its cultivation is something between clayey and sandy, but fertile and deep. Resistant to diseases, the plant is very easy to grow, but must live without weeds nearby, as these damage its development.
There are records that point out that losna has been used for thousands of years, because of its medicinal properties. In Ancient Greece, it was used to honor the goddess Artemis; today it is used in the manufacture of alcoholic absinthe and can be made a tea that offers various benefits of the plant. Its main characteristic is the bitter taste. It is said that this characteristic was quoted in a proverb of Solomon, who would have said: "Unfaithfulness, though it may be exciting and sweet in its beginning, has a bitter end as the worm."
Good Herbal Remedy that helps in:
- Treatment of anemias
- Activates blood circulation
- It alleviates heartburn and dyspepsia
- It relieves intestinal cramps, also cleanses and normalizes the functioning of the stomach
- It helps in the treatment of the kidneys, bladder and lungs
- It alleviates difficult and painful menses, it also regulates the menstrual cycle
- It is also good for: neuralgia, bad breath, constipation, vomiting, repulses lice, liver failure, etc.
- It acts as a stimulant of appetite and digestion, proving useful for treatments of anorexia and similar pictures.
- A tablespoon of herb to half a liter of water, to boil
- After stopping the fire, cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Ingested half an hour before the meal, it can act as an appetite stimulant and aid in digestion. No more than two cups a day.
If the leaves are to be used, one should choose those that have been removed at the first signs of formation of the reproductive organs; if flowers are to be used, the flowers harvested should be used immediately after blossoming. The conservation of losna is also important, it must be stored dry. To ensure this, place the extended flowers in a well-ventilated location, leaving them away from exposure to the sun's rays. Then place and store the flowers in wooden boxes.
Like all tea studied profoundly, the tea of losna has contraindications, these are: pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take them, nor people who present pictures of gastritis, therefore, it is important to always be on with the visits to the doctor on time.
As for its side effects by high doses, we can mention: tremors, convulsions, dizziness and delirium. If used with alcohol, it can lead to dependence, hallucinations and even irreversible / permanent neurological damage. Avoid exceeding 2 cups a day, since high doses are dangerous and avoid drinking tea with alcohol.