Artemisia Essential Oil

Artemisia Vulgaris L

Artemisia Vulgaris L

Artemisia Vulgaris L belongs to the family compositae.TheArtemisia plant can reach amaximum height up to 2 meter.Its leaves have a pale green color. Generally to be found all over in Nepal at 300-2500m. Artemisia Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of leaves, buds and flowering tops of the Artemisia  tree.

 

Common name: Artemisia

Botanical name: Artemisia Vulgaris L

Botanical Family : Compositae

Cultivation: Wild crafted

Extraction method: Steam Distillation

English name: Mugwort, Armoise

Nepali name: Titepati

Physical

Aroma: Fresh camphoraceous, bitter sweet, herbaceous odor

Notes: top- middle

Color: : Pale yellow or slightly greenish

Appearance: Fluid Liquid

 

Chemical:

Specific Gravity: 0.91700-0.93500 at 250C
Optical Rotation:- 7.25
Acid Value: 9.7
Ester Value: 31.3
Ester Value after Acetylating:108.3
Flash Point:570C
Solubility: Insoluble in water

 

Therapeutic Properties:

Anthelmintic, antispasmodic, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic emmenagogue, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.

 

Thujone, caryophyllene oxide, α-thujone,cineole, trans-caryophyllene and linalool

 

Traditional uses:

  • Medicine: The plant is valued as anthelmintic, expectorant, stomachic, antiseptic, emmenagogue, used for dyspepsia, hemorrhage and menorrhagia. About 4 teaspoons of juice of the plant is given 3 times a day for diarrhea, dysentery and abdominal pains. Artemisia is also applied to prevent convulsions and to alleviatethe burning sensation in conjunctivitis. A paste of the plant is applied to wounds. Root has a tonic andantispasmodic properties.Infusion of leaves is applied for asthma, headaches, cuts and wounds. About 6 teaspoons of infusion is taken twice a day to treat profuse menstruation. It is considered useful for stimulatingappetite. Decoction of leaves is carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and abortifacient. Juice of the leaves is given in doses of about2 teaspoons as anthelmintic and is also considered effective increases of cough. This juice is also applied to treat ringworms. In the Chinese medicine system and in acupuncture, the dried, compressed leaves (moxa) are used to briefly warm the skin in case of internal cold. In British herbal pharmacopoeia, Mugwort is specifically listed for amenorrhea, dysmenorrh ea.
  • Others: Dried leaves and flowers are used as incense. It was traditionally used as charm to protect againstevil and danger.

Other uses:

  • In perfume and flavoring: Used as a fragrance component in soaps, colognes and perfumes. Limited use inflavorings due to toxic levels of thujone.