Tree Wormwood (Artemisia arborescens) is native to the Mediterranean region. It is an erect evergreen perennial plant, with masses of finely-divided aromatic silvery-white leaves and single-sided sprays of yellow daisy-like flowers. This plant is cultivated for its foliage effects, but in colder and more temperate regions it requires the protection of a wall. All parts of the plant are very bitter and it is not fed upon by many animals although those that do have a bitter taste themselves when eaten.
Traditional Uses for Tree Wormwood Essential Oil:-
It is a very rare oil.
It is antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, orexigenic, stimulant, stomachic, tonic (uterine, womb), vermifuge. It is known to be used to expel worms, control fever and as a digestive remedy.
Tree Wormwood Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Patchouli, Lavender, Oak Moss, Rosemary, Pine, Sage, Clary Sage and Cedarwood.
History of Tree Wormwood:-
It is sometimes called Great or Greater Mugwort. Arborescens means tree like and the genus is named Artemisia from Artemis, the Greek name for Diana.
CAUTIONS:Use well diluted. The essential oil is toxic, arbortifacient and a neurotoxin.