Source Leaf of Artemisia argyi Levi, et Vant., (Fam. Compositae..
Producing Areas All parts of China but the best are produced in Hube.
Properties Pungent, Bitter, Warm, Slightly toxi.
Channels Liver, Spleen, Kidne.
- •Warms the channels and stops bleeding
Stops menstrual and uterine bleeding from asthenic cold conditions; for problems such as possible miscarriage.
- •Dispels cold and alleviates pain
Dispels cold caused by dysmenorrhea and abdominal pain.
- •Calms the foetus
Treats ‘restless foetus’ syndrome.
Usage and Dosage
The crude herb is used to dispel cold and relieve pain.
The carbonised is used to warm channels and stop bleeding.
5-10 g is used in decoction for oral use.
The decocted can be used externally.
Keep in a cool and dry place.
Description of Quality Herb
The good leaf is green on the upper surface, greyish-white on the underside, with a lot of pubescences. It is thick, soft but tough, and strongly fragrant.