Herb latin name: Artemisia keiskeana


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Artemisia keiskeana:

Used in the treatment of impotence, amenorrhoea, post-partum pain etc.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
August to
November

Habitat of the herb:

Mountains all over Japan. Roadsides, dry slopes, shrublands, grasslands and forest margins at elevations of 100 - 900 metres in China.

Edible parts of Artemisia keiskeana:

Young leaves and shoot tips - cooked. The leaves contain about 5.6% protein, 1.2% fat, 9.5% carbohydrate, 2.6% ash.

Other uses of the herb:

The stalks are used for thatching.

Propagation of Artemisia keiskeana:

Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn. Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountains all over Japan. Roadsides, dry slopes, shrublands, grasslands and forest margins at elevations of 100 - 900 metres in China.

Known hazards of Artemisia keiskeana:

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.