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Artemisia arborescens


Artemisia arborescens

(Tree wormwood)


Botanical info

Tree wormwood is an erect shrub, up to 100 cm or more tall, with slender aromatic leaves, flowering from April to October. It grows naturally in coastal maquis and forest maritime sands, on the shores of the  Mediterranean, and  expanding to woodlands, and shrublands.  


Hippocratic legacy: 

    a. In Nature of Women: 

        a. As uterus purgative. 

        b. For post birth placenta extraction. 

    b. In Diseases of Women 1:

        a. Menstruation promoting agent. 

        b. Promoting post-birth recovery. 

    c. In Superfetation:

        a. Opening the uterus cervix. 


Other uses: 

Tree wormwood has been recommended for several diseases including, stomach acid, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, worms, diabetes, pain and weakness in the heart, anti-coagulation treatment, nervousness, eye infections, breathing difficulties, menstruation cycle regulation, menstrual pains, hair loss, insect bites, wounds, and kidney stones. 


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