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The most common wormwoods of the Middle East are Artemisia Absinthium, Artemisia Judaica (بعثران) and Artemisia Arborescens (شيح), all of which have similar uses.

Bedouins believe that the fumes of wormwood will keep away the cosmopolitan evil eye. They use dry wooly galls from the wormwood to start fires. When newly born, inhale smoke from burning leaves to insure good health. For colds and cough they drink leaf tea, in water or milk. Egyptians use wormwood for tapeworms, Israelis and Palestinians use the leaves for toothache, Lebanese apply leaf macerate with shea and olive oil to cuts, dermatitis and lesions. North Africans use the plant to calm bleeding, cough, emotions, fever, headache, nerves, ophthalmia and stomach. Artemisia Herba-Alba is used in native perfumery.

Complete list of curative purposes includes:

intestinal worms, baldness, coagulation wounds, treating poisons from the bites and stings of venomous creatures, chills, coughs, hiccups, bad odors, intestinal worms, paralysis, muscle weakness, joint pains, stomach ache, heart pains, dissolving blood clots, increasing virility, soothing nerves, scabies, strengthen the appetite and the body during pregnancy, treat vomiting, kidney stones, suspended urination, disinfect the urinary tract and sexual organs, sexual stimulant, german measles, chicken pox and sores. And according to google translate it helps if you fall into the fat and doing a good beard ^_-

Wormwood tea can be made by adding ½ to 1 teaspoon (2.5 - 5 grams) of herb to 250 ml (one cup) of boiling water with dipping for 10 to 15 minutes. Several doctors have recommended to drink three cups of tea every day. You can also use the dye amount of 10-15 drops in water, and be dealt with 10 to 15 minutes before the meal. And any of the drugs must Estkhaddma for more than four consecutive weeks.

Two drops of wormwood extract equals one 8 oz. cup of tea.

You can put the drops of extract into a cup of hot water to make an instant tea!

Be careful! Contains a series of volatile oils, bitter principles and tannins that require it to be used with care. Overuse of wormwood can irritate the liver and kidneys, while some cases of overuse result in damage to the nervous system. Side effects after the long-term (more than four weeks) are nausea, vomiting, insomnia, anxiety, convulsions, vertigo and dizziness.

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