Artemisia Leaves (wormwood)

What Are Artemisia Leaves: Derived from various species of the Artemisia plant genus, including Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood). Contains various beneficial compounds such as flavonoids, terpenes, and volatile oils. Used in traditional medicine for its potential medicinal properties.

Health Benefits:

  • Different Ways of Consuming Artemisia Leaves:
  • Artemisia Tea: Steep dried Artemisia leaves in hot water for several minutes to make a flavorful and soothing herbal tea.
  • Culinary Use: Incorporate fresh or dried Artemisia leaves into cooking and culinary preparations to add a unique herbal flavor to dishes. It can be used in soups, stews, sauces, or as a seasoning for meats and vegetables.
  • Herbal Infusion: Infuse dried Artemisia leaves in oil or vinegar to create flavored infusions that can be used in dressings, marinades, or as a base for herbal remedies.
  • Herbal Bath: Prepare a bath infusion by steeping Artemisia leaves in hot water and adding it to your bathwater. This can provide a relaxing and aromatic bathing experience.
  • Herbal Steam: Create a steam inhalation by adding dried Artemisia leaves to a bowl of hot water and inhaling the steam. This can help alleviate congestion and respiratory discomfort.
  • Herbal Poultice: Crush fresh Artemisia leaves and apply them topically as a poultice to relieve inflammation, itching, or minor skin irritations.
  • Herbal Tincture: Prepare a tincture by macerating Artemisia leaves in alcohol or glycerin. This concentrated form can be taken orally or used topically for various purposes.

How to make Artemisia herbal tea?

Figure 1 Bring 1 L water to the boil.

Figure 2 Add about 5 g (one small handful) of dried leaves and stems to 1 L boiling water (100°C).

Figure 3 OR 20 g (4 handfuls) of freshly cut plant to 1 L boiling water (100°C).

Figure 4 Remove from the heat, cover and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.

Figure 5 Filter. Drink on the same day. Do not Reboil.

Figure 6 Add sugar, honey, milk (unless otherwise indicated for babies) or lemon juice to taste. Infant formula milk powder can be used if bottle feeding a child.


It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to leave the herbal tea to infuse in boiling water (100°C bubbling water) and not use barely simmering water taken off the heat!

A decoction (boiling the herbal tea) for one minute is possible

Always remove herbal tea from the heat, cover and leave to infuse for 15 minutes before filtering.

Recommended Dose

Studies indicate a recommended dosage of 5 g dried leaves and stems to 1 L.  Effective results are obtained between 3 g/L and 12 g/L.

As grain size varies considerably from one place to another, we prefer to use handfuls as an easy and practical measure rather than spoonful’s.

For children under 5 (under 15 kg), reduce curative treatment dose by half to 500 ml of herbal tea every day for 7 days:  use 5 g (one small handful) of dried leaves and stems in 1 L boiling water OR 2.5 g (one large pinch) of dried leaves and stems in 500 ml boiling water. The preventive dosage for children is the same as that for adults as the immune system in children is not yet totally developed.Please Note: You should avoid wormwood if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking certain medications. Additionally, people with epilepsy and kidney problems shouldn’t take it. Its long-term safety is unknown.