Botanical name: Artemisia absinthium

Artemisia absinthium, also called wormwood ", is a herbaceous perennial belonging to the family Asteraceae.

This semi-shrub, probably native to Central and southern Europe or Asia, has a serrated foliage grey-green, which in summer is covered with small yellow flowers. Aromatic plant par excellence of the herbal tradition, named in this connection also "Holy herb", is an effthe tear down an appetite stimulant, but can also be used as a digestive and vermifuge.

As many of you may already know, Artemisia a. aromatic base for the preparation of vermouth and distillate liquor known as Absinthe.

Data sheet

  • Family
  • Duration
  • Dwelling
    Full Sun
  • Temperature
    Rustica (from -5° to -20° c and above)
  • Watering
  • Land
    Well drained
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