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African Wormwood Dried ( Artemisia afra - Wildeals ) Herbal Collection

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African Wormwood Dried ( Wildeals ) - 75 g - Herbal Collection

Artemisia afra, also known as African wormwood, is a traditional South African remedy for a variety of health issues.

Our Artemisia afra Tincture is made from the highest quality leaves and stems of this potent plant and comes in a convenient 75g sealed pouch. 

Whether you're looking for relief from respiratory problems, digestive issues, or just want to boost your overall health, this tincture is a great choice.

With a natural, earthy flavor, it's easy to take on its own or added to your favorite beverage.

So why wait? Give our Artemisia afra tisane a try today and experience the benefits of this powerful plant!




    Artemisia afra, also known as African wormwood, is a herb native to South Africa and other parts of the African continent. 

    Its leaves are traditionally used to make a tisane, which is believed to have several benefits, properties, and traditional uses:


    Respiratory support: African wormwood tisane has been used traditionally to treat respiratory issues such as colds, coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinus congestion due to its expectorant and decongestant properties.


    Digestive aid: The herb is believed to help with digestive problems like indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating, and flatulence.


    Fever reducer: Artemisia afra has been traditionally used to reduce fever and alleviate the symptoms of malaria.


    Anti-parasitic properties: African wormwood is known for its anti-parasitic effects and has been used to treat intestinal worms and other parasites.


    Pain relief: The herb's analgesic properties may help alleviate general aches and pains, as well as headaches and migraines.


    Immune system support: African wormwood tisane is believed to have immune-boosting properties due to its antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral effects.


    Anti-inflammatory properties: Artemisia afra is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects, making it potentially useful for treating conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis.


    To make African wormwood tisane, steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried Artemisia afra leaves in a cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink it as needed for the desired effect. 


    Please note that pregnant and nursing women, as well as individuals with certain medical conditions, should consult a healthcare professional before using African wormwood tisane. The herb may interact with medications or cause allergic reactions in some individuals.


    Source : https://pza.sanbi.org/artemisia-afra


    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Absinthe_africaine


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    African wormwood


    International Latin denomination



    botanical family


    • Asteraceae


    Description and habitat


    • Artemisia afra is native to South and West Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland)
    • It forms a small bush whose size varies between 60 cm and 1 m

    History and tradition



    Parts used


    • Aerial parts


    Dosage forms available


    • Herbal tea, powder


    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant

    Main components of buds or young shoots

    Main components of essential oil




    Plant properties


    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)

    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)

    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    Known or suspected mode of action


    Usual formulations




    Possible side effects and precautions for use


    Bibliographic references


    1. Go↑ Liu NQ, Cao M, Frédérich M, Choi YH, Verpoorte R, van der Kooy F. Metabolomic investigation of the ethnopharmacological use of Artemisia afra with NMR spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Mar 2;128(1):230-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.01.020. PMID 20079415
    2. Go↑ Munyangi J, Cornet-Vernet L, Idumbo M, Lu C, Lutgen P, Perronne C, Ngombe N, Bianga J, Mupenda B, Lalukala P, Mergeai G, Mumba D, Towler M, Weathers P. Artemisia annua and Artemisia afra tea infusions vs. Artesunate-amodiaquine (ASAQ) in treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a large scale, double blind, randomized clinical trial. Phytomedicine. 2019 Apr;57:49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2018.12.002. PMID 30668322
    3. Go↑ Munyangi J, Cornet-Vernet L, Idumbo M, Lu C, Lutgen P, Perronne C, Ngombe N, Bianga J, Mupenda B, Lalukala P, Mergeai G, Mumba D, Towler M, Weathers P. Effect of Artemisia annua and Artemisia afra tea infusions on schistosomiasis in a large clinical trial. Phytomedicine. 2018 Dec 1;51:233-240. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2018.10.014. PMID 30466622
    4. Go↑ Peter Lutgen. Artemisia afra cures Buruli ulcer with high efficacy. Possible role of gallium. Malaria world, July 6, 2017. [1]
    5. Go↑ Lubbe A, Seibert I, Klimkait T, van der Kooy F. Ethnopharmacology in overdrive: the remarkable anti-HIV activity of Artemisia annua. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Jun 14;141(3):854-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.03.024. PMID 22465592


    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


    For More Information please check our General Safety Herbal products Page

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Cindy Cronje
    Love EO

    So happy with this. Whenever a cold creeps up. I make tea with this infused with fresh mint honey and lemon.