The woodworm is a plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is a species of flower originally from Europe, which blooms in spring.

As with most plants, its use can be used in natural medicine to solve health problems.

The plant has a bush shape. Its leaves are green and elongated, while its flowers are identified in clusters ranging from light green to burnt yellow. In natural medicine, the parts of the woodworm that are used are: the leaves, the stem and the flowers.

medicinal properties

The plant can be used to treat colic and diarrhea, because the species has active principles based on oxalic, valerian and tannic acid, albumin, oil-resin, volatile oil, bitter substance (insoluble), pigments, salts and alkaloid (anthemidine) ).

Externally the plant can also be used in the treatment of rheumatism, congestion of the abdominal or pelvic viscera and migraine. Fresh plant bruised and applied to the skin can heal sores.

wood wormwood tea

One of the most used forms of the plant for health is through the preparation of tea. To do this, just separate a liter of filtered water and 20 grams of dry plant parts. The first step to be taken is to bring the water to a boil. Once it reaches the boiling point, turn off the heat and add the herb.

In the pan, let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. It is important that the container remains closed so that the process of releasing substances into the water is carried out. After this time, just use a sieve to separate the water from the liquid and the drink is ready to be drunk.

The indication is that the use is made in doses of up to 100 ml, three to four times a day.