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Effects of wormwood in the bath

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a plant in the aistreae family that is often used in folk medicine and for various purposes in traditional culture, including baths and saunas. However, it's worth remembering that wormwood contains active chemical compounds, such as thujanone, which can have a variety of effects on the body. Here are what the effects of mugwort in a bath can be:

Tonic effects: Some people may feel an increase in alertness and wakefulness after using wormwood in the bath. This may be because wormwood contains substances that stimulate the nervous system and can increase activity levels.

Energizing: The essential oils found in wormwood can have a stimulating effect on the body, which can lead to a feeling of a burst of energy. However, this effect can be individualized, and not all people will feel it in the same way.

Improved mood: Some people may notice an improvement in mood after a bath using wormwood, likely due to its stimulating effects.
It is important to note that the effects of wormwood can be ambiguous and depend on many factors, including individual sensitivity to the plant, dosage, method of application and general health. When using wormwood in the bath or sauna, you should be careful not to exceed recommended dosages to avoid possible negative side effects. Also, if you have medical contraindications or are taking any medications, you should consult your doctor before using wormwood or other plants for medicinal purposes.