Wormwood, when taken along with cloves and black walnut hull, is an excellent antiparasitic remedy. Dr. Hulda Clark advocated this triad of herbs. Although she suggested taking the wormwood in a dried capsule form, I love to use herbs in tincture form. If made from fresh herb, I feel more of the essence is retained in a tincture then a dried preparation. You may wish to make your own tincture so that you know it is fresh and organic. If done right, it will be higher quality than any store bought version.
Soak wormwood leaves and flowers in 80 – 100 proof alcohol, being sure all the herb parts are covered. After 6 weeks strain the organic matter from the alcohol and bottle your tincture.
In Depth Tutorial
– Getting Wormwood
I choose to grow wormwood in my organic herb garden. I was lucky to find someone locally who gave me a starter plant. My second choice would have been to cultivate the plant from seed. I love Annie’s Heirloom Seeds. As a last resort I would have used a good quality organic dried wormwood for the tincture.
– Basic Recipe Plus
One freezer bag of loosely packed wormwood, once chopped, fit nicely into a 1/2 quart glass jar and required about 16 oz alcohol. It is important that all the herb is submerged. If you have a metal lid, place a plastic wrap on the glass jar first.
– Finished Product
Let the mix sit for 6 weeks, then strain it, reserving the alcohol and discarding the wormwood plant matter. Store in a glass jar, in a cool and dry place. Take 20 drops three times daily for 2 weeks, along with clove tincture and black walnut hull tincture. A 2 ounce remedy bottle is exactly the right size to hold this 2 week regimen.