Wormwood essential oil (Aretmisia annua)


Appearance  transparent fluid  
Colour yellow-green to brown- greenish   
Aroma  specific, of wormwood  
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,820 to 0,960  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,4700 to 1,4950  
Acid value, mg KOH/g not more than 10,0  
Contents of ketones such as isoartemisia ketone, % more than 20,0  


Therapeutic Properties: 
Wormwood essential oil is above all a stomach medicine, being useful for indigestion, gastric pain, and lack of appetite, as well as the related problems of heartburn and flatulence, fevers, dysentery, asthma, burns, anemia. It is also said to be helpful for liver insufficiency by stimulating liver and gallbladder secretions, jaundice.