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Scientific name of Wormwood: Artemisia Maritima L

Name of Wormwood in different languages:

English: Common wormwood, Cronewort, wild wormwood

 Sanskrit: caurapurva, parskiyavani, jantunashan, corahva

 Malayalam: Makkipoovu മക്കിപൂവ്‌

Plant description 

It is Himalayan area shrub, grow up to 2 m tall, erect, found the altitude of  3000m high, leaves are silvery, feathery, greyish green, with scented leaves, deeply pinnately lobed, Stem are branched, with purple-tinged, and sub-branches are found at the base.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Deeply lobed palmate Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 aconite  Margin_Entire  parallel2

Useful plant parts:

Whole plants,  stem and  leaves

Medicinal uses: 

Anesthetic, antibacterial,  antifungal, to treat itching, pain, warts, pinworms infestation, cure bruise

Chemical content:

Alkaloid santonin

How to prepare medicines:

1. External application of leaf juice can reduce the pain,  it is also helpful to cure itching, bruise, burning and remove arts.

2. The decoction of the leaves can be used as a  tonic. 

3. Uses of the dried leaves and flowers help expel the pinworm.

4. Dried herb mix with honey can apply to cure bruise.

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