Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum)
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Insect repellent. The growing plant repels fruit tree moths when growing in an orchard[6, 14, 18, 20]. The fresh plant can also be rubbed onto the skin to deter insects. The shoots can be dried for indoor use, they remain effective for 6 – 12 months. They are also said to repel ants. Shoots can be burnt in the fireplace to remove cooking odours from the house.
The leaves have a refreshing lemon-like fragrance and are used in pot-pourri.
An essential oil from the leaves and flowering shoots is used in perfumery in order to add certain subtle tones.
A yellow dye is obtained from the branches[14, 268].
Plants can be grown as a low hedge, they tolerate quite hard clipping[200, 201].
An infusion of the plant is used as a hair tonic or conditioner.
Cultivation & Habitat
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