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Its appearance is similar to that of wormwood. In fact, when speaking of wormwood, the Artemis is included in the group (both belong to the genus Artemisia) but its medicinal properties are not identical.

FEATURES: Plant straight and upright, such as wormwood, but higher, up to one meter. The stem, less hairy, has a reddish color feature. In its extreme form groups of 10 or 12 small red flowers that are beautiful bouquets. In some regions the herb called St. John.

LOCATION: It breeds in arid, dry climates, with relatively cold winters.

ACTIVE: organs of the plant that profit for its medicinal properties.

Medicinal properties: As we said, regulates the menstrual cycle, stimulates menstruation and calm the pain after childbirth. But it also has tonic properties and snacks, such as wormwood.

COLLECTING: Interest flowers, so be expected to well into the summer, when the bloom is at its peak to cut.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: Against the pains of the post and those of menstruation or to regulate the cycles, infusion takes 100 grams of inflorescences per liter of water, the flowers should be placed on water when it boils, remove container from fire and keep it covered at least five minutes. Should be taken hot, sweetened with sugar or honey. Must not be abused (two cups a day at most) for in excess is toxic. They can also apply the flowers that are obtained from the infusion, hot, wrapped in a cloth on the abdomen, to soothe the pain. Wrongly, have been ascribed properties abortion. However, it should not take pregnant women, because the active ingredients would become the fetus and it would exercise its toxicity. For the same reason must refrain mothers while giving the chest.

It is the plan of the woman or, rather, for women. Regulates menstrual cycle, stimulates menstruation and calm the pain after delivery Receive named after the Greek goddess Artemis, whom invoked by women in difficult births.

Artemis plant with a detail of their basal leaves. The only bodies of the Artemis who possess medicinal properties are the flowers, which have properties against anorexia, vomiting, sluggish nervous, dysmenorrhea and uterine spasms.

Folk medicine uses the infusion of Artemis at 2% to help the mother to recover from childbirth.

Used Part.

The flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0, 02 - 0, 3%) cineole, camphor, or linalol Thujone are the main components; also contains borneol, alpha - cadinol, espatulenol, monoterpenes and lactones Sesquiterpenes. Flavonoids: rutoside, isorramnetósido, Querceta. Coumarin: esculetina, esculina, escopoletina, umbeliferona. Poliacetilenos, pentacyclic triterpenes. Phytosterols: sitosterol, stigmasterol. Carotenoids.

Drug Action.

Have action aperitive a, eupéptica, colerética, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antifungal, estrogen and astringent.


Is indicated if not hungry, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, flatulence, dyskinesias Hepatobiliary, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, Oxyuriasis.


For its content Thujone, is contraindicated oral administration of sagebrush and especially its essential oil during pregnancy, lactation, in young children and patients with epilepsy.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

The fresh plant may cause contact dermatitis.

Caution / Poisoning.

The plant and its extracts, in particular the essential oil, should not be used continuously, or at doses higher than those identified as the Thujone can cause nervous disorders in the form of seizures.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: 10 - 15 g / l, infuse 15 minutes, three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 5 to 15 drops, two or three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 10 - 25 drops, two or three times a day.

Syrup (5% extract fluid) 30 - 60 g / day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 50 mg twice a day, an hour before main.

Essential oil: 1 to 2 drops once or twice a day.


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