Latin Name: Artemisia vulgaris (Endangered or Declining in some areas)
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae, Daisy)
Plant Part: Flowering plant
Note/Element: Note: top/Middle Element: Wood
Functional Groups: Ketone, Oxide, Terpene, Ester, Alcohol
Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha
Scent: Herbaceous, minty, penetrating
For Skin Type: None
Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not for children, Strong emmenagogue, Toxic. Neurotoxic
Physical Uses: Menstrual cramps, amenorrhea, scanty menstruation, PMS, Anthelmintic, antispasmodic, choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge. Used for skin parasites. Used to calm, help one to dream.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Use with care because of high ketone content. *
Other Uses: Ritual, intuition, dream pillows, to enhance dreams.
Blends Well With: Flower, Flowering plant, Fruit, Leaf
Possible Substitutions: Basil Holy (Tulsi), Basil Tropical
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, pp 43,44,50.
Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.