This soft aromatic shrub, also known as "wormwood" is one of the most popular medicinal plants in South Africa. This potent plant has traditionally been used to rid the body of unwanted parasites, hence the name “wormwood”. Artemisia afra is one of the oldest and best known medicinal plants, and is still used effectively today in South Africa by people of all cultures. The list of uses covers a wide range of ailments from coughs, colds, fever, loss of appetite, colic, headache, earache, intestinal worms to malaria. It is a wonderful and natural way to help aid a multitude of ailments, and you will be supporting local!
Helps with a wide range of ailments from coughs, colds, fever, flu, loss of appetite, colic, headache, earache, gastrointestinal disorders, intestinal worms, to malaria.
- Gets rid of parasites such as such as pinworm, roundworm, and tapeworms
- Pain relief and anti-inflammatory benefits
- Could help with arthritis and immune support
- May be used for Crohn's Disease
- Can be used to support the nervous system when taken in small amounts.
- Balances the body.
DRINK AS A TEA: Steep 1 teaspoon in one cup (250ml) of boiling water, for about 5-10 min. Add lemon or honey for taste.Can be used as an insecticide.
- CHEST STEAM: Add 1-2 spoons of the dried leaves to a bowl or basin of boiling water, and breathe in the steam with a towel over your head. Works well with Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential Oils.
Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, with no direct sunlight.
It is pungently aromatic and potentially dangerous if taken in high doses. In high doses it may cause intoxication with vomiting, severe diarrhea, retention of urine, stupor and convulsions. Habitual use of wormwood could cause convulsions, fits, stomach cramps, intoxication, vomiting, delirium and vertigo. Do not use over prolonged period and do not use during pregnancy. Avoid if suffering from any seizure disorder. Continuous use is not advisable. It has an addictive nature.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and has not been evaluated by the medicines control council. Consult with your doctor prior to using any Swisspro products, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding, or in conjunction with prescription medication.