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Artemisia argyi - Nagadaman, Mugwort

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Artemisia argyi, Chinese mugwort

Artemisia argyi is a herbaceous perennial plant with a creeping rhizome. It is native to China, Korea, Mongolia, Japan, and the Russian Far East. It is used in herbal medicine for conditions of the liver, spleen and kidney.

Uses

Febrifuge, Styptic, Sterility, Uterus, Dysmenorrhoea, Cough, Bacillus typhi, Dysenteriae, Coli

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Extensive chemical studies of Artemisia species, including Chinese mugwort, document many compounds, including monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, triterpenes and flavones.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Manjepatre, Urigattige
Hindi Nagdona
Malayalam Makkippuvu
Tamil Makkippu
Telugu Masipatri
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Nagadaman
English Indian Wormwood, Fleabane


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Perennial plant

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple gracilis Pampanini as such leaves are found throughout the range of the species, it does not seem worthwhile to formally separate them

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
simple 5-10cm long clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

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[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Waste places, Roadsides, Hills, Steppe and forest.

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