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Scientific Name: Artemisia capillaris

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Artemisia capillaris
Artemisia capillaris


  • Perennial
  • Fragrant Wormwood is native to China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines.
  • It is a much-branched subshrub with purple stems and finely divided, bright green, silky leaves.
  • Panicles of minute, purple-brown flowers are borne in late summer.
  • Fragrant Wormwood needs moist soils and will tolerates saline conditions in sun..

Parts Used

  • The leaves and young shoots.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • A bitter, aromatic, diuretic herb that acts as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder and lowers fever.
  • Used internally for feverish illnesses, jaundice, hepatitis and gall bladder complaints.
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