There are many benefits of using wormwood for parasites. Also known as Artemisia Absinthium, it not only is effective against intestinal parasites such as roundworms and pinworms, but it also circulates the body and helps to remove them wherever they are, including the brain. Both humans and animals can be helped by this natural anti-parasitic herb. In addition to fighting against parasites, wormwood can also be used for getting rid of indoor fleas or to keep pests out of a garden.
Wormwood is an herb that originated in Europe and made its way throughout the world. The plant appears to have olive green leaves that are covered with silky silvery hair. It is available in a variety of forms, including a tea, capsules or in an oil. Capsules might be the better choice as wormwood is the most bitter of all bitters and may be difficult to down for someone just starting the tea.
When using wormwood for parasites, one can purchase the capsules in a kit along with cloves and black walnut. From a natural perspective, these three herbs are said to be the most beneficial against all types of parasites. In addition, they are mild and can be taken as a precautionary measure against a possible infection.
Food can help fight or feed parasites along with wormwood. It is a matter of knowing which ones help or hurt. For example, garlic, almonds, walnuts, blackberries and cloves, will help fight parasites whereas excess amounts of certain fruits, meats and dairy products, and processed foods all feed parasites. Sugars and any unhealthy fats also feed internal parasites.
Wormwood contains bitter components that are known to speed up the digestive process when taken before a meal. It kills any harmful intruders and bacteria, yet does not destroy any good bacteria. It increases stomach acids, thus helping the digestive process and absorb nutrients more efficiently. Stomach bloating due to parasites is also prevented.
You can reap another benefit of wormwood if you happen to have indoor fleas and other pests. Plant the wormwood outside in the garden or place them in the house in pots to repel insects. For problems with animals destroying the garden, plant the wormwood at the borders to keep them away. It tastes bitter and has a scent that keeps pests away. Wormwood deters fleas and mosquitos as well.
The benefits of wormwood is more than getting rid of or keeping parasites at bay. With the proper dosage of wormwood, it can be used for better overall health. It can help increase blood circulation and improves cardio health. It is also known to act as a natural pain killer and anti-depressant.
It is recommended, however, to be advised by a doctor before taking wormwood as too much can be dangerous. Also, it should not be taken more than a month at a time. There have been cases where a person experienced nerve damage due to a prolonged intake of wormwood.