Artemisia Leaf Essential Oil for Immunity and Dysmenorrhea
The Artemisia Oil is more commonly known as the Wormwood Essential Oil. It has properties as an anti-helmic, deodorant, insecticide, narcotic, cholagogue, digestive, emenagogue, vermifuge, and tonic. It is also known as Absinthium or Green Ginger. It used to be a part of alcoholic drinks such as Absinthe, that are now banned because it and the wormwood itself has narcotic itself.
Scientifically, the name of the plant is Artemisia Absinthium, or Artemisia Annua.
Extraction of the Artemisia Essential Oil
The Artemesia Essential Oil is extracted through steam distillation of the plant’s flowering tops, leaves, and twigs.
Composition of the Artemisia Essential Oil
The oil is composed of trans sabinyl acetate, trans sabinol, sabinene, myrcene, linalyl acetate, geranyl propionate, beta thujone, and alpha thujone.
Health Benefits and Uses of the Artemisia Essential Oil
It promotes good digestion, because it stimulates the secretion and production of bile and other digestive juices inside your stomach.
It has known to be an effective insecticide and insect repellant because of its poisonous nature. It is usually used in sprays, fumigants, and vapourizers.
It is narcotic, which may have a negative impact, but this means that it can also calm a person down and relieve him or her from nervous afflictions, hysteric attacks, and epileptic seizures.
The oil can help fight viruses and bacteria that can cause fevers. It can also keep infections from going inside the body.
The oil can be used to treat lack of appetite, anorexia, jaundice, anemia, insomnia, flatulence, and stomach aches.
The Artemisia Oil is a potent poison because it has high concentration of thujone in it.
The oil is a neurotoxin, meaning the oil should be taken it extreme caution and you should avoid prolonged use of the oil.
Large doses of the oil are not recommended as it may cause death.