Artemisia Absin'thium, Absinthium, Wormwood. -- The dried leaves and flowering tops with not more than 5 p.c. of foreign matter, U.S.P. 1830-1890; Europe, N. Asia, N. Africa. Perennial herb; stem .6-1 M. (2-3 degrees) high. Leaves, 2.5-7.5 Cm. (1-3') long, hoary, grayish-green; flowers, in heads, racemose, subglobose, with involucre, receptacle convex, hairy; florets yellow; fruit achene, obovoid without pappus; odor aromatic; taste very bitter. Powder, brownish, yellowish-green; solvents: diluted alcohol, water partially; contains volatile oil 1 p.c., absinthin, anabsinthin, tannin, resin, absinthic (succinic) acid, salts, ash 7-10 p.c. Tonic, stomachic, stimulant, febrifuge, anthelmintic; used for atonic dyspepsia, lumbricoid worms; oil in form of absinthe liqueur (oil + anise + alcohol) as a narcotic, stimulant in cerebral exhaustion, alone locally as an anesthetic for rheumatism, neuralgia. Dose, gr. 15-60 (1-4 Gm.); infusion, 5 p.c., 3j-2 (30-60 cc.; tincture, 20 p.c. (diluted alcohol), 3j-2 (4-8 cc.)