Certified Organic. Wormwood has been used in brewing fermented beverages since ancient times. Its powerful bitterness was prized by brewers, as were its strong antibacterial properties. Wormwood has a mild minty licorice aroma, but it has extremely strong herbal bittering properties and perhaps is the most potent bittering herb in existence. Wormwood is also a primary ingredient in the French drink Absinthe. 1/4 to 1/2 oz. of dried wormwood for bittering is sufficient for a 5 gallon batch.
Wormwood has been used as a traditional remedy for treating intestinal worms for centuries, and is also useful for treating intestinal, liver, and gallbladder problems. Pure wormwood contains thujone, which can be harmful or even fatal if ingested in large amounts. We recommend you consult a physician before using wormwood for medicinal purposes. Use this herb at your own risk.