African Wormwood is one of the most used traditional medicines despite its bitterness.
African wormwood is cooling, 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 used as a tea and blocked noses can be further aided by steam inhalation. Infused in hot water she is a also a useful wash for cuts, grazes and stings.
For a tea, add 1 teaspoon dried herb to 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 5 mins. Strain. Enjoy the bitterness.