Herb: Black Sagebrush

Latin name: Artemisia nova

Synonyms: Artemisia arbuscula

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Black Sagebrush:

A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of coughs, colds and headaches.

Description of the plant:


45 cm
(1 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry plains and hills, 1500 - 2400 metres.

Propagation of Black Sagebrush:

Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse in a very free-draining soil, but make sure that the soil does not dry out. Germination usually takes place in 1 - 2 weeks in a warm greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry plains and hills, 1500 - 2400 metres.

Known hazards of Artemisia nova:

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.