Artemisia, in English wormwood, is a common name for various species of aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia. In Europe, artemisia is most often referred to as Artemisia vulgaris or Common Artemisia. Artemisia is a perennial, herbaceous plant. It can reach a height of 1.2 m, the leaves at the base are lanceolate, up to 20 cm long and the stems in lengths not exceeding 10 cm, are gradually simplified at the top. The flowers are light yellow and very fragrant. It blooms from July to September. The fruit is an achene. It is widespread in Eurasia and the Middle East, mainly in the desert. Artemisia absinthium (Artemisia absinthium), a herbaceous perennial herb with compound leaves hairy green-gray and yellow fragrant flowers gathered in small inflorescences, is widespread in Europe, Asia and Africa, with a height of 60-120 cm. The leaves and buds are best collected shortly before the wormwood blooms, in July to September. It was used as a bitter aromatic agent to season fat, meat, and fish. As a folk remedy, wormwood has a great reputation as a tonic against tuberculosis, anemia, arthritis and intestinal worms and from this it got its English name (wormwood). The plant acts as a bitter tonic, stimulant, neurotonic and emmenagogue. The use of the herb dilates blood vessels, lowers blood pressure and reduces swelling in urinary retention.