Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Sweet-anisic, spicy-green
Largest Producing Countries: Hungary, France, and USA
Traditional Use: Used throughout the culinary industry. Medicinally it is known for its benefits on the digestive system. It was once used to treat snake and other venomous bites.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitif, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypnotic, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge
Benefits: Amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, flatulence, hiccoughs, intestinal spasm, nervous indigestion, sluggish digestion. The carminative and digestive properties of this oil make it useful in treating digestive upsets. This may be done through a foot bath.
Blends Well With: Basil, cistus, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, pine, vanilla
Of Interest: The plant is considered a good companion plant, since it deters bugs and insects with its aroma and taste.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.