Wormwood is a small ornamental perennial plant from the Asteraceae family and originates from European countries. It grows in temperate climates on meadows, pastures, and roadsides and has an extremely bitter taste, but this does not prevent it from being popular in many countries worldwide. Interestingly, the plant is also used in scientific and folk medicine as an effective source of beneficial properties, for preparing alcoholic beverages and paint, and as an insecticide.
Artemisia absinthium can be easily identified by its greenish-gray small leaves that grow on a branchy long stem with sharp or slightly rounded tips. Flowering occurs in late summer or early autumn; the flowers grow singly, are very small, and have a pale yellow color. They are usually bent down and have five stamens. As for the fruit, it is an ordinary seed of brown or yellowish color and ovoid shape. Generally, the plant can grow up to 100 cm (39.4 in) tall and emits a persistent herbaceous odor that is more pronounced in mature specimens.