(Artemisia lancea)

Perennial
A. dubia. Wallich. A. lavendulaefolia. Dc.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Artemisia lancea
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The juice of the plant is applied externally to boils[272]. It is also applied to the forehead to relieve headaches[272].

    The leaf juice is taken internally in the treatment of fevers and gastric troubles. It is also considered to be of value in treating coughs and colds[272].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[177, 179].

  • 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 from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse[200]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. 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.
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 should 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 warm sunny dry position[1, 200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[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, Japan, Korea, Manchuria.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.