Chinese Wormwood

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Organic Chinese Wormwood leaf is a light fluffy herb that has as history use as an medicinal herb and a smoking herb dating back thousands of years. Many modern alternative herbal smoking blends now utilize this herb.

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Description

This information is for educational purposes only and may or may not be supported by scientific studies.

We offer Chinese Wormwood for no intention or purpose.

Botanical Name: Artemisia Capillaris
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Also Called: Fragrant Wormwood

Identification

Artemisia Capillaris is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).

Composition

The essential oil content of Chinese Wormwood is capillene (32.5 % – 39.6 %), γ-terpinene (26.4 % – 34.3 %), eugenol (7.4 % – 10.1 %), β-caryophyllene (4.8 % – 7.9 %) and ρ-cymene (2.0 % – 5.1 %).

habitat

Prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy), neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade or full sun and  prefers dry or moist soil but is considered drought tolerant. Artemisia Capillaris is able to tolerate strong winds but not  exposure to maritime conditions.

History

Chinese Wormwood has a 2,000 year history of use in Chinese herbal medicine and is considered a bitter.  Said to be beneficial in relieving fevers and cleansing the liver. Modern research has supposedly confirmed that the plant has a tonic and strengthening effect upon the liver, gallbladder and entire digestive system. Externally it has been applied in the form of a plaster for treating headaches.

In resent history Chinese Wormwood has been used in a wide variety of herbal smoking blends and as an alternative to smoking tobacco.

Cautions

Artemisia Capillaris is not recommend for use during pregnancy or nursing and may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae family.

Some herbs may have interactions with pregnancy, nursing or medications. Pregnant or nursing women & persons with health problems must consult a physician before use. The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 7 x 4 x 1.5 in
Size

Full, Sample

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