Artemisia absinthium

Pilkington, Karen and CAM-Cancer Consortium, . (2014) Artemisia absinthium. Project Report. National Information Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIFAB), CAM-Cancer Database.

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Artemisia absinthium, also known as wormwood, is a plant from the Asteraceae/Compositae family which has been used medicinally since Roman times. It has been used orally and topically and small quantities are found in some foods and alcoholic drinks. Traditional use is based on wormwood as a bitter tonic for digestive disorders and loss of appetite. Wormwood has been claimed to have anti-cancer effects but there is no evidence from clinical trials with cancer patients to support this claim. Few cases of adverse effects have been reported but there are safety concerns for extracts that contain thujone which is reported to cause a wide range of toxic effects.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Life Sciences, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 08:24
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 08:54

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