The wormwood is known from the time of Hippocrates and is considered one of the most fragrant plants despite its bitter taste. In ancient Greece they were called Artemisia, possibly in honor of the goddess Artemis and used in cases of amenorrhea. They considered that strengthens the memory and logic, helps in pain in muscles, joints and connective tissues, strengthens vision, deepens sleep. Because of the last property in the villages filled pillows with Wormwood. In times of cholera and plague epidemics kremagan plant in homes and smoked throughout burning shoots Wormwood. Dioscorides writes about Wormwood “… when you mix the ink with wormwood infusion mice without touching the scrolls”
Other nations such as Arabs, Egyptians, Celts used it as the absinthe orexiogono.Kata the Middle Ages yield many “magical” properties in wormwood and believed that the existence of a home prevents them from evil spirits.
In herbal medicine the leaves are used, the flowering tops of the native holidays wormwood. Harvest shoots in summer and the roots in autumn.
The wild wormwood is rich in a volatile oil containing sesquiterpene lactones (artavisini, anapsinthini) Thuyone, azulenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids, lignans. The use of essential oil of Wormwood as aromatic abolished in the early 20th century, when it was discovered that the Thuyone component (Thujone) containing excessive doses causes damage to the nervous system and hallucinations.
It is a stimulant of the alimentary, i.e. extremely useful drug for those who have poor digestion. It increases the acidity of the stomach and the production of bile and improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, thereby aiding in other diseases
Generally, the plant, in moderate doses, stimulates the stomach, increases appetite, facilitates digestion, accelerate blood circulation causes secretion contributes to slimming and digest fats. In therapy, the Wormwood seeds used. It helps in digestion and weight loss. (Fats) melts. It has a beneficial effect in diabetics and helps fight rheumatism. It can be used to combat anemia, as an antipyretic, and has diuretic properties. Externally, it can be used as an antiseptic.