Even the ancient Greek philosopher Xenophanes wrote about her in his writings. Over the entire history of the existence of wormwood, about 400 of its species have been bred. The most popular type is bitter wormwood. The plant has a straight stem, about 1.5 meters high, with leaves and yellow (sometimes reddish) flowers. In the stems and leaves of wormwood, many useful substances and essential oils are concentrated. In addition, carotene, ascorbic acid, potassium salts, malic and succinic acids were found in wormwood. By the way, another popular type of wormwood is tarragon, which is definitely known to you as tarragon. Bitter wormwood is a part of absinthe and some other vermouths.