Spirituality, mysticism, medicinal uses and meanings
Names:Artemisia abrotanum, lad’s love, southern wormwood, old man, boy’s love, oldman wormwood, lover’s plant, appleringie, garderobe, Our Lord’s wood, maid’s ruin, garden sagebrush, European sage, sitherwood and lemon plant
Mystical Characteristics: Love, Protection
Uses: Southernwood is used in love spells, either carried or placed in the bedroom. Sometimes southernwood is placed beneath the bed to inspire lust in its occupants. Can also be burned as an incense for protection.