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Scientific Name: Artemisia annua

Seed Shape: Oblong

Seed Size: 0.6-0.8 mm long

Seed Colour: Brown, Yellow brownish

Usage:- For germination

Age: Fresh

Origin:  India

Packing: In plastic bag

Seed availability: Throughout the year

General Details

Botanical Name: Artemisia annua

English Name: Sweet/ Annual Worm Wood, Sweet Annie, Sweet Sagewort

Hindi Name: Nagdona, Nagdaman, Davana, Damanak

Family: Asteraceae

Propagation: By seeds

Medicinal Properties

Leaves: Anti-malaria, Anti-tumour, Anti-metastasis, Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, Anti-fungal, Anti-cancer.

General characteristics

Artemisia is a short-day annual, branched, erect temperate herb with very slender stem having sweet aromatic odour. Its stems are deeply grooved. Leaves are bi- or tri- pinnatifid, linear or lanceolate. The flower heads are yellow, 2 mm in diameter, arranged in loose very slender panicle racemes.

The fruit is an achene with a single seed inside. The seeds are oblong, yellow brownish with a lustrous surface marked by vertical furrows; seed endosperm is creamy white in colour and contains fat content. Artemisia favours sandy loam to loamy soil and cold winter and moderate summer.

Medicinal Uses

Artemisia is traditionally used to treat fevers, including those associated with Malaria, and it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has restorative properties for febrile conditions and is used to boost immune system support. 

It is also used as a calming herb in aromatherapy. Artemisia is also used for bacterial infections such as dysentery and tuberculosis; illnesses caused by worms, other parasites, and mites; fungal infections; and viral infections such as the common cold.

Other uses include treatment of upset stomach, fever, yellowed skin (jaundice), psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune disorders, loss of appetite, blood vessel disorders, constipation, gallbladder disorders, stomach pain, painful menstruation, and joint pain (rheumatism).

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