Oriental wormwood

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Biological Name: Artemisiae capillarisOriental wormwood

Family: Compositae

Other Names: Yin chen hao, capillaris, Oriental wormwood

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to reduce fevers, fight bacteria, induce urination, bile movement; treat hypertension, and eliminate excess cholesterol from the body.

Oriental wormwood is commonly used for gallbladder or liver disorders, accompanied with gallbladder conditions, jaundice, and signs of hepatitis.

Preparation and Intake: The commonly used quantity is from 10 to 15 grams.

Mixed with: To relieve internal fevers with symptoms of gallstone attack, gallbladder inflammation, jaundice, and hepatitis (tongue is covered with yellow coat, pulse is rapid), oriental wormwood (10 g) is combined with rhubarb (6 g) and gardenia fruit (6 g).

Safety: Oriental wormwood is not applicable for cases of jaundice caused by low qi, or not accompanied with damp heat.