Used to remove anger, stop war, inhibit violent acts, and for protection from the evil eye.
Carry in vehicle to protect from accidents on dangerous roads.
Use as incense for clairvoyance, to summon spirits, or to enhance divinatory abilities.
Can be sprinkled in the path of an enemy to bring them strife and misfortune (not recommended, remember the law of threes).
Note: Can be poisonous, use with caution.
Also Called: Absinthium, Green Ginger, Absinthe, Old Woman, Crown for a King
It is valued especially for its tonic effect on the liver, gallbladder and digestive system, and for its vermicidal activity.
It is an extremely useful medicine for those with weak and under-active digestion.
It increases stomach acid and bile production, improving digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
It also eases wind and bloating and, if taken regularly, helps the body return to full vitality after a prolonged illness.
The leaves and flowering shoots are anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitumor, carminative, cholagogue, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypnotic, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge.
It should not be prescribed for children or pregnant women.
The extremely bitter leaves are chewed to stimulate the appetite.
The bitter taste on the tongue sets off a reflex action, stimulating stomach and other digestive secretions.
The leaves have been used with some success in the treatment of anorexia nervosa.
The plant is applied externally to bruises and bites.
A warm compress has been used to ease sprains and strained muscles.
A homeopathic remedy is made from the leaves. It is used to stimulate bile and gastric juice production and to treat disorders of the liver and gall bladder.