While native to Europe, it grows readily across various climates, including parts of Asia, Africa, South America, and the United States.
It has velvety white or greenish-silver stems, yellow-green leaves, and bulbous flowers that are bright or pale yellow. All parts of the plant have been used in traditional medicinal practices for hundreds of years.
It gained notoriety from its use in absinthe, a French liqueur that was a favorite of the 19th-century.
Wormwood has been associated with many benefits, such as alleviating pain and inflammation and fighting oxidative stress and parasitic infections. However, more scientific research is necessary.