Absinthe herb - Organic - Artemisia absinthium

Botanical name: Artemisia absinthium

Other names: Wormwood, absinth, ambrosia, green fairy, fée verte

Family: Compositae: Asteraceae

Distribution: Worldwide

Origin : North America

Wormwood and its qualities were already well known in ancient times. This and other species of Artemisia were sacred to the Greek goddess Artemis; hence their name. However, it is uncertain whether the early sources used the Greek name absinthion as a catch-all term for a number of Artemisia species or even other plants (asters).

In ancient times, the name Artemisia (which was derived from that of the goddess Artemis, the sister of Apollo and the god of healing) was primarily used to refer to wormwood, mugwort, and related species. Unfortunately, very few ancient texts have come to us that are able to cast light upon the connection between these plants and the virgin goddess. The Greek word Artemisia means “intactness”, a clear reference to the chasteness of the goddess, who, as the mistress of wild animals, functions as a mixture of Amazon, witch, and shamaness. In ancient Greece, Artemis was revered as the patron goddess or virgins. In the ancient Orient, she was regarded as the ruler of the Amazons. During the Italian renaissance, she became Diana, the witch goddess. In spring, during the time of the full moon, ecstatic and orgiastic Artemis festivals were held to honor the goddess. As part of these festivities, the goddess was symbolically consumed in the form of wormwood and mugwort.

source, including the recipe for the beverage absinthe... The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications: Artemisia absinthium

Our Absinthe

Our Absinthe is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our Absinthe is ethically harvested by local family farmers.




Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.

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