WORMSEED

OTHER NAME(S):

Absinthe Maritime, Absinthe de Mer, Armoise de Judée, Artemisia cina, Barbotine, Levant, Santonica, Santónica, Sea Wormwood, Semen Contra, Sémentine, Seriphidium cinum, Worm Seed.<br/><br/>>

Overview

Overview Information

Wormseed is an herb. The flowers are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, wormseed is used to treat worm infections.

Don’t confuse wormseed with chenopodium oil (wormseed oil), wormwood oil, or wormwood. Also, since wormseed is sometimes called “levant,” avoid confusion with levant berry.

How does it work?

Wormseed contains a chemical that may kill worms that live as parasites in the stomach and intestines.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Treating worm infections.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wormseed for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Wormseed is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Some people have died after taking less than 10 grams of the herb. Symptoms of poisoning are possible even in the low amounts used to treat parasitic infestations. These symptoms include diarrhea, vision problems, kidney problems, muscle twitching, and seizures.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

It is UNSAFE for anyone to use wormseed, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Wormseed is UNSAFE to use because it is very poisonous.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Wormseed may cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking wormseed.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for WORMSEED Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of wormseed depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for wormseed. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

Vitamins Survey

Have you ever purchased WORMSEED?

Did you or will you purchase this product in-store or online?

Where did you or where do you plan to purchase this product?

Where did you or where do you plan to purchase this product?

What factors influenced or will influence your purchase? (check all that apply)

Vitamins Survey

Where did you or where do you plan to purchase this product?

Do you buy vitamins online or instore?

What factors are most important to you? (check all that apply)

This survey is being conducted by the WebMD marketing sciences department.Read More

More Resources for WORMSEED

CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

This copyrighted material is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version. Information from this source is evidence-based and objective, and without commercial influence. For professional medical information on natural medicines, see Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Professional Version.
© Therapeutic Research Faculty 2018.