Herba Artemisiae Annuae(Sweet Wormwood Herb)

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.

Classifications of Herbs:Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood.

 TCM Herbs Icon05 Introduction:Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood: an agent or substance herbs that has the effect of eliminating pathological heat from the nutrient and blood systems in cases of warm diseases marked by fever accompanied by delirium, eruptions and bleeding symptoms, and also in other diseases with bleeding due to heat in the blood.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 05 Introduction: The Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood are known including:,,,,,,,,,.

 ✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally [10] kinds of common TCM herbs, [15] kinds of related plant species, are recorded in this category. These Herbs Clearing Heat and Cooling the Blood. are briefly introduced separately:

Herba Artemisiae Annuae(Sweet Wormwood Herb).

 Artemisia annua Brief Introduction: The herb Herba Artemisiae Annuae is the dried aerial part of Artemisia annua L.(family Compositae), used to clear heat of deficiency type for relieving consumptive fever and also for combating malaria. The herb is commonly known as Herba Artemisiae Annuae, Sweet Wormwood Herb, Qīnɡ Hāo.

 ✵The herb Herba Artemisiae Annuae(Sweet Wormwood Herb) is the dried aerial part of Artemisia annua L., it is a plant of the Artemisia Linn. Genus, the Asteraceae family of the Campanulales order.

 Common official herbal classics and Other famous herbal classics defined the herb Herba Artemisiae Annuae(Sweet Wormwood Herb) as the dried aerial part of (1). Artemisia annua L. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Artemisia annua (1).Artemisia annua L.: It is commonly known as Yellow Flower Artemisiae, or Huang Hua Hao. Herbs annual, 40 ~ 150 cm tall. The whole plant has a strong smell of volatile oil. Stem erect, longitudinally striate, much branched, smooth glabrous. Basal leaves spread the ground, bloom when withered; Stem leaves alternate, green when young, yellowish brown when old, glabrous, shortly stipitate, gradually stipitless upward; Leaf blade usually 3-fold pinnate, lobes short and fine, with minute powdery pubescence, dark green above, light green below, with minute hairs or powdery glandular spots; Leaf axis with narrow wings on both sides; The upper part of the stem is attenuated and striate into the lower chamber. Inflorescence small, globose, ca. 2 mm in diameter, with slender short pedicel, mostly conical; Involucre is small, in shape, the flower is tubular flower completely, yellow, periphery is female flower, the center is bisexual flower. Achene ellipse. Its flowering period is from August to October, fruiting period is from October to November.

 Artemisia annua Ecological environment: the plant Artemisia annua grows on open fields, hillsides, roadsides, river banks, etc. It is distributed in the north and south of China.

 Trait identification: Stem cylindrical, superbranched, 30~80 cm long, 0.2~0.6 cm in diameter, yellow-green or brown-yellow, with longitudinal edges; Quality slightly hard, easy to break, section of the middle medulla. Leaves alternate, dark green or brownish green, rolled, crushed, complete, 3-fold pinnate deeply lobed, lobes and lobules rectangular rounded or oblong, both surfaces shortly hairy. It has a distinctive fragrance and a slightly bitter taste. With color green, leaves, aroma is good.


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