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Scientific Name: Artemisia scoparia
Alternative Names: Capillary Wormwood, Redstem wormwood

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Artemisia scoparia


  • Perennial
  • Artemisia scoparia is an Eurasian Artemisia that is widespread across much of Eurasia from France to Japan, including China, India, Russia, Germany, Poland, central and southwest Asia.
  • It is an aromatic herb that has a variable lifespan and can be treated as an annual, biennial or a perennial.
  • The plant is a dark green and has numerously-branched stems that can grow to a height of 40 to 90 cm.
  • The leaves are simple, alternately arranged and each leaf has a serrated margin that is either lobed or without lobes.
  • Flowers take the form of discs and have a width of 1.5 to 2.5 mm.
  • It needs well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in sun and they are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when grown in a poor dry soil

Culinary Uses

  • The young leaves are edible and one can incorporate them into dishes that require vegetables.

Parts Used

  • The aerial parts.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Artemisia scoparia is an important traditional Chinese medicine.
  • It is antibacterial and is used in the treatment of jaundice, hepatitis and inflammation of the gall bladder.
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