Parts Used: Leaves or flowering tops
- Volatil oil, mainly composed of thujone and then other compounds including Chamazulen. Other constituents including bitter principle (absinthum), carotene, Vitamin C and tannins.
- Bitter Tonic
- Athelmintic (Removes worms)
Major Safety Issues:
- Should be avoided during pregnancy and in cases of haemorrhoids, peptic ulcers and acute gastroenteritis.
- Toxic in overdose and in long term application.