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Scientific Uses of Wormwood Herbs

Pelyno (karčiųjų kiečių) žolės naudos moksle

OF WORMS AND PARASITES

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28606189/

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) can be useful in controlling the small tapeworm Hymenolepis nana. The study found that Artemisia absinthium caused worm paralysis, death and ultrastructural changes such as shell damage, lipid accumulation and destruction of the nephridial duct and intrauterine eggs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5131251/\ 

Can help against schistosomiasis-causing worms, damages their shell.

PROTECTION AGAINST BACTERIA AND FUNGI 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10418608/

This study shows that wormwood has good antibacterial and antifungal properties and provides new evidence that A. absinthium could be used as an alternative to classical
for antibiotics to solve the problem of bacterial resistance.

STRESS, PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND CANCER

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8140215/

Can reduce stress and be a good adjunct when used with conventional medications in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8469600/

Caffeoylquinic acids may be useful as promising antioxidant agents for mitochondria-targeted medicine in the treatment of oxidative stress-related degenerative diseases and cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2816558/

Naturally occurring antioxidants have been widely studied for their ability to protect organisms and cells from oxidative stress. Aqueous extract of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) has shown a protective role against lead toxicity.

MEMORY AND LEARNING DISABILITIES

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9840781/

This study revealed that A. absinthium can have a positive effect on memory, with learning disorders and oxidative damage to brain tissue.

HEALTH OF THE INTESTINES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10455079/

Artemisia absinthium may be effective in treating inflammatory bowel disease. The CDAI, IBDQ and HAMD scores of the study patients improved significantly.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10045255/#

Wormwood leaf extract is more effective compared to stem extract. Two-year-old vegetation extracts are more effective compared to one-year-old ones. Research has shown that wormwood has an antibacterial effect and can help treat salmonellosis (an acute infectious intestinal disease caused by bacteria of the salmonella genus).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8618776/

Artemisia absinthium consists of terpenoids, phenolic compounds and flavonoids, which are the main biologically active compounds. It is they who give these types of plants their characteristic flavor and strong aroma.
Wormwood promotes antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antimicrobial activities.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8959718/

Methanol extract is an effective antibacterial agent that can help treat infectious diseases.

ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8953551/

Wormwood has antioxidant properties and can inhibit the pancreatic enzyme α-amylase and the intestinal enzyme α-glucosidase involved in the process of breaking down sugar, thus causing a hypoglycemic effect.

COVID-19 AND OTHER VIRUSES

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9514968/

A total of 23 species of Artemisia absinthium have been documented to date with antiviral activity against seventeen different types of viral diseases. Artemisia absinthium plant species contain a number of vital flavonoids such as polymethoxyflavonols, terpenes, artemisinin and artesunate. These flavanoids have potential antiviral activity.