Herb latin name: Artemisia persica


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Artemisia persica:

The plant is febrifuge, tonic and vermifuge.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Rocky slopes and sandy beaches at an elevation of 2900 - 4000 metres.

Propagation of Artemisia persica:

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:

Rocky slopes and sandy beaches at an elevation of 2900 - 4000 metres.

Known hazards of Artemisia persica:

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.