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Artemisia Leaf
Artemisia Leaf
Latin name Artemisiae Folium
Botanical source: Family name Asteraceae (=Compositae)
Botanical source: Plant name - Artemisia princeps Pampanini (IPNI:179985-1)
- Artemisia montana Pampanini (IPNI:179832-1)
Part used Whole plant or leaf
Empirical criteria for quality selection Good one is contaminated by neither straws , dust nor soil. The older, the better. (NI)
Constituents Monoterpenoids:
A. princeps: 1,8-Cineole, α-Thujone, β-Thujone

A. princeps: Sesquiterpene-type

Simple nitrogen containing compounds:
A. princeps: Adenine, Choline, Acetylcholine
Pharmacological effects Respiratory stimulant and antihypertensive (water-extract); inhibiting capillary permeability
Indications As an astringent hemostatic and painkiller, it is applied to treat metrostaxis, melena in pregnancy, uterus bleeding, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. It is a raw material of moxa.
Diseases Pain due to abdominal coldness, Irregular menstruation, Menorrhalgia, Infertility, Irregular vaginal bleeding, Hypermenorrhea, Threatened abortion, Hematemesis, Nasal hemorrhage, Hematochezia, Eczema, Itching
Formulas kyukikyogaito
Meridian tropism Liver, Spleen, Kidney
Property Warm
Flavor Bitter, Acrid/pungent
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing"  
TCM: Classification Drugs for regulating blood conditions & Hemostatics
TCM: Medicinal effects To dispel cold, relieve pain, and arrest bleeding.
Used for pain in the lower abdomen with cold sensation, menstrual disorder of cold type, infertility, spitting of blood, epistaxis, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, melena in pregnancy, excessive menstrual flow, external use of itching.
Remarks Listed in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia 18th ed.
References NI: N. Isshiki, Methods of Quality Evaluation and Preparation of Wakan-yaku, Tohodo Shoten, Tokyo, 1987.


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