Artemisia vulgaris. N.O. Compositae.
Synonym ► Felon Herb.
Habitat ► Hedgerows and about walls.
Features ► Stem up to four feet, angular, longitudinal channels. Leaves alternate, five to seven lobes, silvery-white down beneath, nearly smooth above. Flowers (July and August) ovoid, purplish, in clusters. Odour aromatic, leaves slightly bitter.
Part used ► Leaves.
Action ► Emmenagogue, diuretic, diaphoretic.
In menstrual obstruction, usually with Pennyroyal and Southernwood. Infusion of 1 ounce to 1 pint boiling water, wineglass doses.