Common wormwood, green ginger.
Origin : Native to Europe, but now grows wild in central Asia and the eastern US, and is widely cultivated in temperate areas.
Background : Common wormwood was originally a primary flavoring in vermouth, and the basis of absinthe, an addictive drink popular in 19th-century France but now illegal in many countries.ARGENTUM METALLICUM (Silver)
Preparation : The fresh flowers, young leaves, and shoots are steeped in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Those who respond best to Absinthium are prone to nervous overexcitement, experiencing terrifying, horrible dreams and dreadful hallucinations. A kind of brutal stupor or stupidity may even be apparent in them.
Absinthium is primarily associated with the nerves, and key symptoms include trembling, grimacing, and unsteadiness, possibly linked to alcoholism. In children the remedy may be given for terrible dreams, nervousness, insomnia, vertigo, fits or seizures, and epilepsy.
Symptoms Better : For movement.
Symptoms Worse : For rising from bed or from a seat; for staying still.