Herb: Russian Wormwood


Latin name: Artemisia vestita


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Russian Wormwood:

The plant is antiphlogistic and febrifuge.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
120 cm
(4 feet)

Flovering:
August to
October


Scent:
Scented
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Hills, rocky slopes, grasslands, shrublands and outer forest margins at elevations of 2000 - 4300 metres.

Propagation of Russian Wormwood:

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:

Hills, rocky slopes, grasslands, shrublands and outer forest margins at elevations of 2000 - 4300 metres.

Known hazards of Artemisia vestita:

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.