Amazing Artemisias


Amazonian moon goddess. Goddess of the chase. Goddess of the wild things. Goddess of the maternity specialist. Goddess of the cultivator. Mother all things considered. Pioneer of the consecrated bitches. Extraordinary she-bear. Diana. Selene. Ever Virgin; possessed by no man. We will visit her consecrated wood on a shamanic venture. Who recognizes what will happen at that point.


Most Artemisias are perennials and develop best from cuttings, not seeds. Sweet Annie is simply the special case, being a seeding yearly. Despite the fact that you can purchase tarragon seeds, you can’t develop genuine tarragon from them. Wormwood and southernwood and tarragon (the last not winter-strong in numerous spots) are woody perennials which regreen every year on a year ago’s new wood; I prune just dead wood from them. Cronewort is an obtrusive enduring that creeps underground; it passes on back to the ground every year and can be vigorously gathered (clear cuts are alright) without harm to its further productive profitability.

Most Artemisias require little consideration. Absence of soil supplements and absence of water don’t bother them. Many are local to deserts, and realize how to flourish in sweltering dry climate. Aside from tarragon, all can overwinter without complain.

Blooms are normally little and green, at the end of the day, almost imperceptible.


bitter principals: wormwood

coumarins: cronewort, tarragon

essential oils (complex, assortment explicit, with many parts per plant): cronewort (high in camphor, thujone), tarragon, wormwood (high in camphor, thujone)

flavonoids: cronewort, tarragon

glycosides: cronewort, tarragon

hormones: cronewort (sitosterol, stigmasterol)

sesquiterpene lactones: cronewort


Artemisias, with their dark green or white-green foliage convey magnificence to the garden all through the developing season. They likewise make enduring, fragrant and wonderful indoor adornments: bundles, wreaths, swags. They are famous strewing herbs, as well.

Those which are high in fundamental oils are in this way antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial. They likewise enhance absorption and craving whenever taken in little portions.

Any Artemisia developing adjacent to the entryway – or painted on it – was, in a long time ago, the indication of the maternity specialist, the cultivator. Mysterious and folkloric utilizes are various.

“Mugwort has both common and extraordinary characteristics.  exceeds expectations as a lady’s herb, facilitating the agony of work, menstrual issues, and successfully treating different uterine complaints.” Gai Stern (1986)

Cronewort/mugwort smirch, dream pad, moxa, birthing steam, vinegar of roots and youthful leaves, plate of mixed greens green when youthful, mugwort noodles, mugwort mochi. American pioneers utilized the sundried leaves as a tea substitute. Once a well known brew seasoning (henceforth the name mugwort). Controls worms in goats. Urinary tonic. Uterine tonic. Stomach related tonic. Nerve tonic. Circulatory tonic. Cronewort facilitates torment and fever, solaces melancholy and sorrow, facilitates fractiousness and loaded joints, brings harmony and rest, and consoles the nerves.

Moxa exhibit and discourse.

“That agonizing, primitive practice, the utilization of the moxa, is firmly identified with this plant.”Millspaugh (1892)

Wormwood = tincture, oil. Fixing in absinth. Animates mid-cerebrum action and builds inventiveness, yet rehashed use aggravates the focal sensory system. Forestalls giardia, looseness of the bowels, one-celled critters. Cholagogic, stomach related, hunger stimulant, liver-stimulant, injury healer. Caution: Use can bring down seizure limit; associates antagonistically with seizure-decreasing drugs.

Sweet Annie = containers, in genuinely extensive day by day portion, to avert intestinal sickness; wellspring of antimalarial drugs. A solid tea, taken as often as possible, slaughters giardia and one-celled critters.

Tarragon = vinegar, flavoring. Hunger stimulant as per Herbal PDR.

Southernwood = dream pad, sachet, charms. To see the cherished.


– portion of the numerous Artemisia species that botanists and cultivators use:

-. abrotanum (southernwood)

-. absinthium (wormwood)

-. afra (African wormwood)

-. annua (sweet Annie, qing hao)

-. camphorata (camphor-scented sothernwood)

-. drancuncula (tarragon, estragon, little mythical serpent)

-. frigida (bordered sagebrush)

-. lactiflora (phantom plant)

-. ludoviciana (silver ruler)

-. pontica (Roman wormwood)

-. schmidtiana (silver hill)

-. stellerana (elderly person, dusty mill operator)

-. tridentata (sagebrush; three-toothed sagebrush)

-. vulgaris (cronewort, mugwort)