Herb latin name: Artemisia argyi
Medicinal use of Artemisia argyi:The leaves are antiseptic, expectorant, febrifuge and styptic. They are used in the treatment of sterility, functional bleeding of the uterus, dysmenorrhoea, coughs and asthma. They are also used in moxibustion. The leaves have been found to have an antibacterial action, effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus typhi, B. dysenteriae, E. coli, B. subtilis, Pseudomonas etc. A volatile oil extracted from the plant is particularly effective in the treatment of bronchitis and asthma - the oil is sprayed into the throat and takes effect within one minute.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Waste places, roadsides, slopes, hills, steppe and forest steppe at low elevations to 1500 metres in most areas of China.
Propagation of Artemisia argyi:Seed - surface sow spring in a greenhouse. Do not allow the compost to dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Waste places, roadsides, slopes, hills, steppe and forest steppe at low elevations to 1500 metres in most areas of China.
Known hazards of Artemisia argyi:Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.