African wormwood is warming, cleansing and disinfecting. She is anti-bacterial and anti-viral, so she is a popular plant to help ease colds, coughs and flu. She is drank as a tea and blocked noses can be further aided by inserting a few leaves into the nostrils (keeping some of the leaf hanging out!) or as a steam inhalation. Infused in hot water she is a useful wash for cuts, grazes and stings.
African wormwood enjoys full sun and heavy pruning in winter. She is fast growing, actively doing so in Summer. She can be propagated by division or from cuttings in spring and summer and seeds can be sown in spring or summer too.
For a tea, add 1/4 cup fresh leaves to 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 5 mins. Strain. Enjoy the bitterness.