What Is ‘Wormwood’ and The Health Benefits of Wormwood

Wormwood {Artemisia absinthium} Also, Known As: Absinthe Absinthium Ajenjo Common Wormwood Green Ginger Madderwort Old woman Wormwood Primarily native to Europe, wormwood is a perennial shrub-like herb that has greyish-white colored stems wrapped with delicate and glossy hairs. Wormwood normally grows up to a height between one and three feet and bears leaves that are smooth, hairy and contain secretary

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What Is ‘Southernwood?’

Southernwood {Artemisia abrotanum} Also, Known As: Southernwood Southernwood (botanical name, Artemisia abrotanum) is a shrub-like plant that grows perennially to a height of three feet (one meter) and possesses a potent aroma. The stems of this shrub are woody while it bears fluffy leaves that have a silver-green hue. The flowers of this plant are yellowish in color. Southernwood belongs to

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Medicinal Hops for Health Benefits

While we know it best for the bitter flavor it imparts to beer, we celebrate hops as an increasingly valuable herbal medicine – and as the 2018 International Herb of the Year. Step into a hop field and you will witness a gorgeous feat of herbal engineering. Whether flourishing in towering lush columns or luxuriously sprawled on garden trellises, Humulus

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Ancient Brewing: Beer Before Hops

This year, the herb world celebrates hops as ‘Herb of the Year’, designated by the International Herb Association. Although hops offer myriad uses, we know it best for its role in brewing beer. Yet, hops is a relatively new ingredient in the long history of this beverage. In fact, a variety of other herbs traditionally supplied the main flavor in

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The 2018 International Herb of the Year: Hops

Humulus lupulus Also, Known As: Common Hop English Hop European Hop Hops Hops Vine Lai-ei-ts’ao Le-ts’ao The hops or the hop plant bears the name Humulus lupulus L. in botanical circles. This perennial plant belongs to the plant family Cannabidaceae. The plant is a climbing vine, which gives out scaly and cone-shaped fruits called hops from which the name of the

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