Artemisia vulgaris

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See Moxabustion.
Herbal medicine
A perennial shrub that contains absinthin, flavonoids, tannin and volatile oil, which is used for menstrual dysfunction and cramping, threatened abortion and as a natural insect repellant.

Mugwort should not be used in pregnancy.
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(art?e-mezh'(e-)a) [L. artemisia fr. Gr Artemis, Artemis (the goddess) + -ia]
A large genus of plants belonging to the daisy family.

Artemisia annua

A Chinese herb used as a source of artesunate (an antimalarial drug).

Artemisia vulgaris

See: mugwort
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