Artemisia absinthium is a well known anthelmintic, especially effective on roundworms. Hepatic and renal protection is indicated for extended periods of time on high dosage deworming. Wormwood is an effective rinse for many skin infections.
The content of lactones and particularly alphaand beta-thujone are the main anthelmintic chemicals. Hepato-protection with milk thistle is recommended simultaneous with administration of wormwood.
Dosage is one half cc twice daily for the extract or two 250 mg. -0- capsules twice daily per 50 pounds weight. Use four grams for large herbivores.
Wormwood is contraindicated with preexisting hepatic, renal, or central nervous system disorders.