WORMWOOD Artemisia absinthium
PROPERTIES AND USES
(Wormwood) Green Ginger, Absinth, Ajenjo, Old Women, Mugwort. (Wormseed) American Wormseed, Jesuit Tea,
Jerusalem Oak Chenopodium.
Wormwood - tops and leaves. Wormseed - Seeds and herb.
Dr. Esch of Michigan State University, a world renowned parasitologist has indicated the incidence of parasites is so widespread that if all solid objects were to be swept away and leave only the associated parasites, the outline of buildings, people, animals and plants could yet be seen. Parasites prey only on an under nourished and waste-clogged system. When stagnant wastes occur due to improper bowel management (that is less than one elimination per meal eaten during the day), dregs back up in the body to any area available and provide the perfect breeding ground for pests. Wormwood and wormseed may be used to swiftly eliminate them and taken as a daily maintenance program, prevent and halt their proliferation. Medical science has often been baffled by prolific, bewildering and bizarre symptoms that do not fit in with any known diagnosis. When this is the case, it would be safe to assume that the body is plagued by various parasites.
For the elimination of worms, the herbalist, Alma Hutchens suggests the following: "To expel worms with more success, plan to give the remedy during a full moon, as the tenants are more active at this time. "Omit the evening meal, give the prescribed dose and again in the morning before breakfast, followed by an herbal laxative, repeat for three days to make sure the larva are expelled." 40 to 80 drops is the customary amount for this action.
NOTE: Wormseed is especially good for hookworm. Wormwood has a special effect against roundworm and tape worm. Male Fern Root is used as a specific for tapeworm and is taken with a good laxative such as Cascara Sagrada. Black Walnut Hull is used especially for parasites outside the digestive tract.
SOURCE: Alma R. Hutchens, "Indian Herbalogy of North America;" Dr. John R. Christopher, "School of Natural Healing."
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