Chopped fresh branches of this species can be applied to the skin to ward off mosquitoes and other insects in and know its characteristics

This species is native to Europe and Asia Minor, adventitia in many regions, where climatic conditions are similar to their places of origin.

Shrub up to one meter high, glabrous, slightly tomentose. Its leaves are deeply divided, with long segments gray-green. The very small flowers of yellow are gathered into chapters, in turn, are grouped in panicles. The flowers are feminine marginal chapter and the center, hermaphrodites.

The artemisia (male or mugwort) is multiplied by seeds or cuttings, semi-ligneous. In winter, you can lose some or all leaves. This species is widely cultivated in gardens as an ornamental.

Uses

  • ¬†Culinary: Its tender flowering tips are used as a condiment, it is consumed in salads and prepared balsamic vinegar, homemade or industry. The scent of sagebrush male is very similar to the lemon flavor is pungent and bitter.
  • ¬†Medicinal: The leaves and flowers of the male mugwort infusion is prepared having properties as an emmenagogue and vermifuge splendid, stimulates appetite and is an excellent tonic for anemia. Its application stimulates hair growth. Its tonic action, is not advised for pregnant women.

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