Wormwood is a strong bitter botanical which has floral aromatics and a lingering bitter aftertaste.
Intensely bitter, Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) has been used since ancient times in medicines, specifically as a botanical. The addition helps expel intestinal parasites and helps stimulate digestion.
Wormwood is more than that one plant in absinthe that led to its ban for nearly 100 years because of its hallucinogenic properties. Wormwood is a term used for many plants in the Artemisia species. The type included in absinthe is Artemisia absinthium but surprisingly, the herb that gives absinthe its name not the herb that dominates its flavour. The flavour of nearly all absinthes is that of anise, which is imparted by actual anise, star anise, and or fennel.
Absinthe is distilled liquor which is made of alcohol and a plant called wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). It has an unmistakable bright green colour and with a strong bitter aftertaste.
Absinthe has a very strong flavour and ABV content similar to Moonshine, Vodka and or Rum, with a liquorice and anise taste.
Not all wormwood has hallucinogenic properties, only those with a high concentration of thujone.