wormwood

[ US /ˈwɝmˌwʊd/ ]
[ UK /wˈɜːmwʊd/ ]
NOUN
  1. any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
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How To Use wormwood In A Sentence

  • The more classic version is the almost dry, bitter drink with the strong aroma of wormwood and other bitter herbs.
  • During an archaeological dig in the 1970s, instructions for treating malaria with an herb called wormwood, or artemisia, were found in a 2,000-year-old Chinese tomb.
  • Half were given Lomatol, a German herbal preparation containing peppermint, fennel seed, caraway seed and wormwood.
  • By the signs I expected them both to live, and I had what was needed to hand, in bark and roots gathered the night before, and herbs the old carnifex gave me, dried vervain and wormwood and seeds of parsley. Wildfire
  • But her end is bitter as wormwood , sharp as a twoedged sword.
  • I had wormwood, soapwort, dill, yarrow, tarragon, chives, rosemary, lavender, angelica, many kinds of basil and thymes.
  • In the belief that wormwood could protect against malaria and dysentery, the French government had issued rations of absinthe to the troops fighting in Algeria, to be mixed with the water in their canteens.
  • Ingredient: Rhizome , Star - anise, Atractylodes Rhizome , wormwood leaves, soy candle etc.
  • And all carried rue and wormwood in their hands, and myrrh and zedoary in their mouths, as protection against infection. Royalty Restored
  • Frictions of the head and outward parts, sacculi of henbane, wormwood at his pillow, &c. Anatomy of Melancholy
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