Chinese Mugwort ~ Artemisia verlotiorum
AKA; Verlot’s Mugwort, Lamotte
This variety of mugwort can easily be mixed up with the European mugwort Artemisia vulgaris as they are what those that like to use big words are called polymorphic species. But, the smell of the leaves are more aromatic than European mugwort, the leaves are a lighter green and it flowers at a later time (March – May) and it grows really tall with little to no branching. It’s quite a stunner but it can also be quite invasive.. 🌿All my plants are grown organically.
- Growth type; Spreading
Growing Chinese Mugwort
- Climate; Any
- Exposure; Full sun to partial shade
- Soil; Fertile moist soil if you want it to grow like the clappers, dry stoney soil seems to keep it under mild control
- Tips; Because of it’s spreading habit it may be best to grow in a container.
Using Chinese Mugwort
- Parts used; Aerial parts
- Medicinal actions and uses; Anti-malarial, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anthelmintic, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial. Because the leaves contain germacrene D (though mainly a-thujone) it is known to boost your mood and improve your sleep and then some…. They’re also almost ready made for smoke cleansing wands.
Links for more information
- A short article about Chinese mugwort can be found here.
- Go here to read my post about mugwort and all its possible uses.
DISCLAIMER; The content on this website is not intended as a medical reference but as a source of information. I, SandRa Timmins (she), am not a qualified herbalist and recommend you see your GP or holistic practitioner before dabbling in herbal remedies especially for; serious/chronic conditions, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are already taking pharmaceuticals. Treat herbal remedies with respect, they can be powerful.