(Artemisia argyi)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Artemisia argyi
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The leaves are antiseptic, expectorant, febrifuge and styptic[176]. They are used in the treatment of sterility, functional bleeding of the uterus, dysmenorrhoea, coughs and asthma[176]. They are also used in moxibustion[176, 218].

    The leaves have been found to have an antibacterial action, effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus typhi, B. dysenteriae, E. coli, B. subtilis, Pseudomonas etc[176].

    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[218].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    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[222].

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a sunny position[1, 200]. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[245]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].
E. Asia – China.

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