Wormwood Tops (Artemisia absinthium)

By Napiers


A herbal food supplement


Artemisia absinthium


Wormwood, White Sage, Common Wormwood


Compositae (Asteraceae)


Primarily a bitter herb used for a wide range of conditions from worm infestations to depression and indigestion. 


The loose dried tops.


100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.


Vegetarians and vegans.


Infusion: 1 teaspoon of herb to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

Alternatively add half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of tincture to a cup of warm water for a quick alternative to tea.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.


Maximum of 6g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules. Do not take if you suffer from hyperacidity. This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Compositae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Can cause hypersensitivity. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.


Wormwood has been used to flavour drinks such as absinthe. 


Used for a range of digestive purposes, particularly helpful when deficient in gastric juices. Also used as a remedy for worm infestation and as an antidote for depression.

Key actions: Bitter tonic (stimulates appetite, improves digestion), antiparasitic amd anthelmintic (destroys parasitic worms). 

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat worm infestation, atonic dyspepsia and anorexia.

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition. 


Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.