Artemisia absinthium Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Artemisia absinthium Linn. is aslo known as Artemisia vulgaris Linn., belongs to Asteraceae, Compositae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Afsantin, Masmiqar, Soranbat.
The English Names for this herb are Absinthium, Common Wormwood.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Afsantin, Khatraq, Saryala, Tarkh.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Artemisia absinthium Linn. are Abortifacient, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Periodic, Anti-pyretic, Anti-septic, Appetizer, Aromatic, Bitter, Brain Tonic, Deobstruent, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Lactagogue, Liver Tonic, Narcotic, Resolvent, Stomachic, Tonic, Vermicidal.


The Indications of Artemisia absinthium Linn. are Paralysis, Chorea, Bruises, Intermittent Fever, Dysmenorrhoea, Piles, Neuralgia, Dyspepsia, Earache, Diarrhoea, Mental Exhaustion, Dropsy, Epilepsy, Spasmodic Affections, Hysteria, Facial Paralysis, Headache, Migraine, Digestive Debility, Nervous Irritability, Liver Inflammation, Arthritis, Gastric Depression, Nervous Depression, Spleen Inflammation, Menstrual Abnormalities, Splenomegaly, Hepatomegaly.

No Contra Indication information is available for Artemisia absinthium Linn..


The Temperaments of Artemisia absinthium Linn. are 2nd order, dry, 1st order, warm.

Available Brands

BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
BUKHARINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
GastolAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
JIGARINEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

Compound Preparations

Artemisia absinthium Linn. is used in the preparation of Hab Afsantin, Itrifal Deedan, Roghan Afsantin, Roghan Kalan, Sherbet Afsantin compounds.


Whole Herb2.000g - 5.000gN/A

Herb's Description

Artemisia absinthium Linn. is a shrub and silky in texture, 4 ft long, hoary in color, is evergreen. Pubescent, aromatic
Artemisia absinthium Linn.'s Leaves, 2.5-5 cm long, ovate in shape. Unequally 2-3 pinnatifidly cut into spreading linear or lanceolate, obtuse segments, hoary on both surface; radical and lower cauline narrowed into winged petioles.
Artemisia absinthium Linn.'s Stem, 03-0.9 m long, angular and rib shape, and errect

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Occurence: It occurs in Afghanistan, Canada, China, Europe, India, Kashmir, North Asia, Pakistan, USA, Western Himalayas.
Odor: The odor of Artemisia absinthium Linn. is Disagreeable
Taste: Extremely Bitter


No information regarding Artemisia absinthium Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Artemisia absinthium Linn.'s Active constituents:


No information regarding Artemisia absinthium Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

Habitual use or large doses may cause absinthism shown by the symptoms of restlessness, vomiting, vertigo, tremors and convulsions.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Artemisia absinthium Linn.. (work in progress)