The Garden of Medicinal Plants
According to The Big Book of Herbs, the origin of the name of the genus Caria, a Turkish female botanist who lived about B.C.E. and was the wife of Mausolus. Powis Castle Artemisia, with its dissected silver gray foliage, is the perfect. Description Artemisia absinthium is a herbaceous, perennial plant with fibrous roots. after Queen Artemisia who was the wife and sister of Mausolus ruler of Caria. the difference between the ideas of sweet and bitter (i.e. that sweet is not bitter), as it . Powis Castle is probably the best known Artemisia cultivar in the UK. Nov 23, Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between Artemisia ( Artemisia, wife of Mausolus). Artemisia 'Powys Castle'.
A common consideration applies to growing the plant with others as it tends to stunt their growth; accordingly it is not considered to be a good companion plant.
Artemisia absinthium also self-seeds generously. It is naturalised in some areas away from its native range, including much of North America and Kashmir Valley of India. These two short cultivars are very similar and more silver than typical British absinthium material and probably derive from southern Europe.
Cultivar 'Silver Ghost' is a taller silver plant which flowers much later August — September than typical absinthium June — July in UK and therefore holds its silver appearance for longer.
As medicine, it is used for dyspepsia, as a bitter to counteract poor appetite, for various infectious diseases, Crohn's disease, and IgA nephropathy.
In Hellenistic culture, Artemis was a goddess of the hunt, and protector of the forest and children.
An alternative derivation is that the genus was named after Queen Artemisia who was the wife and sister of Mausolus ruler of Caria. When Mausolus died c.
- Artemisia (genus)
The word "wormwood" comes from Middle English wormwode or wermode. Cultural history Nicholas Culpeper insisted that wormwood was the key to understanding his book The English Physitian. Richard Mabey describes Culpeper's entry on this bitter-tasting plant as "stream-of-consciousness" and "unlike anything else in the herbal", and states that it reads "like the ramblings of a drunk".
Culpeper biographer Benjamin Woolley suggests the piece may be an allegory about bitterness, as Culpeper had spent his life fighting the Establishment, and had been imprisoned and seriously wounded in battle as a result.
At Artemisia Stock Photos & At Artemisia Stock Images - Alamy
Some species are self-pollinated Tkach et al. Some botanists split the genus into several genera, but DNA analysis Watson et al. Three other segregate genera, Stilnolepis, Elachanthemum, and Kaschgaria, are maintained by this evidence. Common names used for several species include wormwood, mugwort, sagebrush, and sagewort, while a few species have unique names, notably tarragon A.
Occasionally some of the species are called sages, causing confusion with the Salvia sages in the family Lamiaceae. Artemisia species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species. Uses Artemisia plants are valued for medicinal, ornamental, culinary, and insect-repelling purposes. The aromatic leaves of various species of Artemisia are medicinal, such as Artemisia absinthium, absinth wormwood or common wormwood, which is used medicinally as a tonic, stomachic, febrifuge, and anthelmintic.
Artemisinin, extracted from Chinese wormwood, Artemisia annua, is the active ingredient in the anti-malarial combination therapy 'Coartem', produced by Novartis and the World Health Organization. It is useful for strains of malaria resistant to quinine.
Some Artemisia species are valued for culinary purposes, although most have an extremely bitter taste.
Absinth or common wormwood, A. The aperitif vermouth derived from the German word for wormwood, wermut is a wine flavored with aromatic herbs, but originally with wormwood. Absinthe is a highly potent spirit that contains wormwood.
Artemisia arborescens tree wormwood, or sheeba in Arabic is a very bitter herb indigenous to the Middle East that is used in tea, usually with mint. It is one of the four fines herbes of French cooking, and particularly suitable for chicken, fish, and egg dishes.
Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Tarragon is one of the main components of Bearnaise sauce. Artemisia absinthium also is used to repel fleas and moths.
The bitterness of the plant also led to its use by wet-nurses for weaning infants from the breast, as in this speech by Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet Act I, Scene 3: For I had then laid wormwood to my dug, Various Artemisia species are grown as ornamental plants, with the fine-textured ones used for clipped bordering, with their attractive green, grayish, or silver foliage linking or contrasting those plants with stronger colors.
All grow best in free-draining sandy soil, unfertilized, and in full sun. Both absinthe wormwood, Artemisia absinthium, and mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris are used with such religious practices as Wiccabeing believed to have multiple effects on the psychic abilities of the practitioner. The beliefs surrounding this genus are founded upon the strong association between the herbs of the genus Artemisia and the moon goddess Artemiswho is believed to hold these powers.
She is known also by Diana, Selene, and Phoebe. In Hellenistic culture, Artemis was a goddess of the hunt, and protector of the forest and children. It is also said that the genus Artemisia which includes over plants may be named after an ancient botanist.
Artemisia, who ruled for three years after the king's death, was a botanist and medical researcher, and died in B. In Russian culture, the fact that Artemisia species are commonly used in medicine, and their bitter taste is associated with medicinal effects, has caused wormwood to be seen as a symbol for a "bitter truth" that must be accepted by a deluded often self-deluded person.