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Wild herb belonging to the composites (see below composite plants). Mugwort is one of the most widespread wild herbs with a flowering period from June to September (significant for late summer pollinosis). Mugwort belongs to the wind-pollinating (anemophilous) composites.
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Commission E: negative monograph, effect not proven, possible abortive effect, possible allergic reactions.
Folk medicine: Diuretic, stimulation of the gonads, promotion of ovulation and menstruation, It makes everything flow. Thus, it drives the urine, stimulates the gonads, promotes ovulation and menstrual bleeding. Birth-promoting.
Annual mugwort(Artemisia annua) medical importance in the treatment of malaria, see under Artemisia annua.
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Mainly located in Europe, Asia and Northwest Africa.
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Many Artemisia species are widely used as kitchen spices, such as Artemisia arbrotanum (boar rue), Artemisia dracuculus (tarragon), Artemisia pontica (Roman wormwood), Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort).
Artemesia vulgaris l. is the parent plant of Artemisia herbae, the mugwort. Artemisia herbae received a negative monograph from the Commission E
Artemisia absinthicum is the parent plant of Absinthii herbae the wormwood herb.
Artemisia annua is the parent plant of Absinthii annuae herbae
Artemisia cina was formerly used as a worming agent.
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Not a ready-made preparation; tea made from fresh or dried herb.
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After grass and tree poll en, mugwort pollen is the third most important allergen causing pollinosis in Central Europe.
In addition to pollinosis, cross-reactive food allergens can cause urticaria as well as anphylactic reactions (see below Mugwort pollen allergy). see also Celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome.
Weak sesnibilizing allergens are the sesquiterpene lactones psilostachyin and psilostachyin C , which are present in mugwort only in low concentrations.
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Pregnancy - risk of inducing miscarriage, lactation - makes milk bitter.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Arberer W (2008) Contact allergy and medicinal plants. JDDG 6: 15-24
- Hausen BM, Vieluf K (1997) Allergy plants, plant allergens. Ecomed Verlag Landsberg (Munich) 81-82.