Wormwood is used for various digestion problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, gallﾠbladderﾠdisease, and intestinal spasms. The herb is primarily used as a bitter to stimulate and invigorate the whole digestive process. Wormwood is also used to treat fever, liverﾠdisease; to increase sexual desire; as a tonic; and to stimulateﾠsweating. As the name implies, wormwood is also a powerful remedy against worm infestations, especially roundworm and pinworm.
Wormwood is part of the famous recipe for Absinthe distilled liquor, which has a reputation for inducing visions. It is closely related to Mugwort and Southernwood - many of the herbs in the Artemisia family are used for visionary purposes, to increases psychic and spiritual powers, and for protection.
Avoid altogether during breastfeeding and pregnancy. Adverse effects are likely only with overdose.