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Artemisia abrotanum / Southernwood Herb Cut

Dried, Cut, Southernwood Herb.
Artemisia abrotanum / Southernwood Herb Cut is available for purchase in increments of 0.5 kilograms (Kg)

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Product Description



Artemisia abrotanum (southernwood, lad's love, southern wormwood) is a species of flowering plants in the sunflower family. It is native to Eurasia and Africa but naturalized in scattered locations in North America. Other common names include: old man, boy's love, oldman wormwood, lover's plant, appleringie, garderobe, Our Lord's wood, maid's ruin, garden sagebrush, European sage, sitherwood and lemon plant.

Southernwood has a strong camphor-like odour and was historically used as an air freshener or strewing herb. It forms a small bushy shrub, which is widely cultivated by gardeners. The grey-green leaves are small, narrow and feathery. The small flowers are yellow. It can easily be propagated by cuttings, or by division of the roots.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Anthelmintic - being chiefly used against the worms of children.

Digestive - It is a strongly aromatic bitter herb that improves digestion and liver function by increasing secretions in the stomach and intestines

Emmenagogue - The chief use of Southernwood is as an emmenagogue. To stimulates or increases menstrual flow. 

Insect Repellent - southernwood contain essential oil with powerful insect repellent properties. In the past it was not uncommon to put the leaves in closets and cupboards to keep moths away.

Skin Conditions - it is applied to small wounds in order to stop them bleeding and help them to heal. The herb is also used externally in aromatic bathes and as a poultice to treat skin conditions.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Southernwood Herb Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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