Category Archives: Artemisia

Artemisia of the Week: Sweet Annie


Species: Artemisia annua Common names: Sweet Annie, Sweet Wormwood, Sweet Sagewort, Annual Wormwood History/Folklore: Sweet Annie is a annual herb that is native to Asia. It is widespread throughout Europe and North America. It has been utilized for over 1500 … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the Week: Wormwood


WORMWOOD Species: Artemisia abstinthium Common names: Wormwood, Absinthe wormwood, Common wormwood, Green ginger History/Folklore: The name Wormwood is derived from one of its many uses – to expel Worms and other intestinal parasites. It has been used for centuries to … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the week: WHITE WORMWOOD


Species: Artemisia herba-alba  Common names: White wormwood, Desert wormwood  History/Folklore: A short shrub that grows commonly in Northern Africa and the Middle East in desert like conditions. It has been used to treat diabetes in Iraqi folk medicine. It has … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the Week: CALIFORNIA SAGEBRUSH


Species: Artemisia californica Common names: California sagebrush, Coastal sagebrush, California sagewort, California mugwort History/Folklore: Native to California, California Sagebrush is a shrub that can attain a height of 5-8 feet whose leaves have a strong sage like aroma. It provides … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the Week: ROMAN WORMWOOD


Species: Artemisia pontica Common names: Petite Wormwood, Small Absinthe History/Folklore: Believed to have been brought to the Americas in the 17th century, Roman Wormwood was favored in the making of Vermouth because its taste was less bitter that A. Absinthium. … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the Week- Mugwort


Species: Artemisia vulgaris Common names: Mugwort, Common Mugwort, Motherwort, Old Woman (Aldy Fraw), Felon Herb History/Folklore: Believed to be the first of the nine sacred herbs given to the world by Odin as an antidote for poison and to heal … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the Week – SOUTHERNWOOD


  Species: Artemisia abrotanum Common names: Southernwood, Lad’s Love, Boy’s Love, Old Man’s Beard, Garderobe (clothes protector) History/Folklore: Originating in Spain and Italy it was brought to the UK around 1550. In the US it is mainly used as an … Continue reading

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Herb of the Year for 2014: Artemisia Spp.


This year, instead of one specific herb species, the Herb of the year is an entire Genus. Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between 200 and 400 species belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae. Some of the … Continue reading

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