|Etymology||Genus||After Artemis a goddess in Greek mythology, or after Artemisia II, who was the wife of Mausolus (377–353 BC), ruler of Caria|
|Common Names||Common Mugwort|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||North Africa, Temperate Asia, and Europe|
Also known as Moxa, the herb is used in a form of Chinese acupuncture (Moxibustion) where, it is placed (in a shape of a cigar) placed over the ends of the acupuncture needle and burn, with the heat being conducted down to the body (Landgren, 2008). The essential oil from the herb will convert the body in a thin layer. Allergic reactions can sometimes occur due to the presence of the toxic chemical, thujones found in the plant (Chan & Lin, 2010).
Common Mugwort in Pavilion Edible Garden, 2020.
Widely lobed leaf.
Landgren K (2008) A brief look at traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Ear Acupuncture, 13-19.
Chan K & Lin ZX (2010) Treatments used in complementary and alternative medicine. Side Effects of Drugs Annual 32 - A Worldwide Yearly Survey of New Data and Trends in Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions, 879-889.