Absinthium MT properties as a tonic, stomachic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, febrifuge and anthelmintic have been established. In phytotherapy, it has also been used to remedy indigestion and gastric pain. Wormwood tea is used as a remedy for labour pain. Recent researches have confirmed its anthelmintic and antimicrobial properties especially against Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria. Clinically it is used with dose-restrain in epileptiform seizures, tremors, giddiness, nervous excitement, sleeplessness, cerebral irritation, and hysterical and infantile spasm. It is known to expel worms, but habitual use of large doses may cause convulsions, insomnia, nausea, nightmare, restlessness, tremors and vertigo. Reports of a condition known as absinthism characterised by restlessness, vomiting, vertigo, tremors and convulsions as toxicity are well managed by homoeopathic doses.
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