English: Common wormwood, Cronewort, wild wormwood
Sanskrit: caurapurva, parskiyavani, jantunashan, corahva
Malayalam: Makkipoovu മക്കിപൂവ്
It is a Himalayan area shrub, that grows up to 2 m tall, is erect, found at an altitude of 3000m high, The leaves are silvery, feathery, greyish green, with scented leaves, deeply pinnately lobed, stems are branched, with purple-tinged, and sub-branches are found at the base.
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Useful plant parts:
Whole plants, stems, and leaves
Anesthetic, antibacterial, and antifungal, to treat itching, pain, warts, pinworm infestation, and cure bruises.
It’s important to note that while Wormwood has a long history of traditional use, its use should be approached with caution. The plant contains compounds, notably thujone, that can be toxic in large amounts. Therefore, it should be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional or herbalist. Additionally, it may interact with certain medications or health conditions, so it’s crucial to consult a healthcare provider before using Wormwood.
How to prepare medicines:
1. External application of leaf juice can reduce the pain, it is also helpful to cure itching, bruising, burning, and remove arts.
2. The decoction of the leaves can be used as a tonic.
3. Uses of the dried leaves and flowers help expel the pinworm.
4. Dried herbs mixed with honey can be applied to cure bruises.
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