(Artemisia scoparia)

Biennial
Acapillaris scoparia.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Artemisia scoparia
Compositae

The seed and flowering stems contain 0.75% essential oil[240].

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is anticholesterolemic, antipyretic, antiseptic, cholagogue, diuretic and vasodilator[176]. It has an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, streptococci, Bacillus dysenteriae, B. typhi, B. subtilis, Pneumococci, C. diphtheriae, mycobacterium etc[176]. It is used in the treatment of jaundice, hepatitis and inflammation of the gall bladder[176]. The plant is also used in a mixture with other herbs as a cholagogue[218].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[177].

  • 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 – sow late spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a warm sunny dry position. 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].
C. Europe to W. Asia.

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