Wormwood is a bitter tasting, woody herb which has been used for centuries to flavour drinks. Its Latin name is Artemisa absinthium, which is where the drink absinthe gets its name.
The name wormwood comes from the original German name for the plant, wermut, as the plant was believed to be a remedy for intestinal worms.
Wormwood is a key ingredient in absinthe and vermouth.
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