- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Artemisia scoparia
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Artemisia scoparia in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Artemisia scoparia
Artemisia scoparia in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Yinchen (Yinchenhao)
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Oriental Wormwood
Specific Name : Herba artemisiae scopariae
Collection : The drug is collected in spring when seedling is 6 - 10cm high, or in autumn when the bud is forming, remove from foreign matter and older stem and dried in the sun. The drug collected in spring is known as "Mianyinchen" and that collected in autumn is known as "Yinchenhao".
Description : Mianyinchen: mostly rolled into masses, greyish white or greyish green, densely covered with white pubescences throughout, soft like a nap. Stems thin and small. 1.5 - 2.5cm long, 1 - 2mm in diameter, longitudinal striations distinct after removing the white pubescences on the surface, texture fragile and easily broken. Leaves petioled when whole, 1 - 3 pinnatipartisect, lumina 1 - 3nm long, about 1cm wide. Segments ovoid or slightly oblanceolate, strip shaped, apex acute, odor delicately aromatic and taste slightly bitter.Yinchenhao: Stems cylindrical, frequently branched, 30 - 100cm long, 2 - 8mm in diameter, externally pale purple or purple, striated longitudinally, pubescent, light. Texture fragile, fracture whitish, leaves densely gathered or mostly fallen off. Basal leaves 2 - 3 pinnatipartite, segments stripe shaped or finely stripe shaped, densely covered with white pubescences on both surfaces, cauline leaves 1 - 2 pinnatipartisect, amplexicaul at the base, segments filamentous, capitulum ovoid, mostly gathered into conical. 1.2 - 1.5mm long, 1 - 1.2 mm in diameter, short petioled, involucres 3 - 4 layers, ovoid, bracts 4-lobed, the outer female flowers 6 - 10 up to 15, the inner bisexual flowers 2 - 10, achenes oblong, yellowish brown. Odour aromatic, taste slightly bitter.
Processing : Eliminate remains of roots and the foreign matter, rub or cut into pieces. For Mianyinchen, sift to remove dust.
Action : To remove damp-heat and relieve jaundice.
Indication : infectious icteric hepatitis; sores with exudation and itching
Dosage : 6 to 15 g; for external use, appropriate quantity to be made into hot decoction for fuming and washing.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from moisture.
Synonymns for Artemisia scoparia
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