Artemisia alba

Names

Names

Scientific: Artemisia alba

English: White wormwood

Portuguese: Artemísia branca

Origins

Origins

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Climate temperate

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameArtemisia alba
English NameWhite wormwood, mugwort
Portuguese NameArtemísia branca
German NameN/A
FamilyAsteraceae
OriginClimate temperate.
HabitatTemperate climates, uncultivated land and outskirts of soils.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationAdapts to any soil but prefers a dry, poor soils, well-drained, sun exposure or partially shaded and tolerates temperatures down to about -10°C.
Method of propagationSowing division and cuttings are the best forms of plant propagation.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from July to September. H: 1 m, ᴓ 0.7 m
Description of smells and flavorsBitter.
Properties MedicinalStimulates gastrointestinal secretions, it is antibacterial, antimycotic action and tonic. Stimulates appetite, is digestive, anthelmintic, carminative and emmenagogue.
Properties EdibilityNone
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsDuring pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as children under 6 years of age and patients with neurological disorders (eg epilepsy) should avoid the use of the plant. It is not advisable to eat for a long period of time. Side effects: when in contact with the skin can cause dermatitis.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves. Pruning: in autumn, should be made baseline cuts.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Unknown
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThere are some sayings that mention this plant: "If you have an enemy, you give him Artemisia" and "Who try mugwort, get the victory."

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