Mugwort Leaf (Aiye)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Folium Artemisiae Argyi|
|Botanical Name:||Artemisia argyi Levl. Et Vant.|
|Common Name:||Mugwort leaf|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are gathered in spring or summer, when the Mugwort is flowering. They are dried in a shady place.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, pungent, and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver, spleen and kidney|
|Functions:||To warm the channels and stop bleeding
To dispel cold and stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Hemorrhages due to deficiency and cold, especially uterine bleeding.
*Use with Donkey hide gelatin (Ejiao) in the formula Jiao Ai Tang.
2. Deficiency and cold in the lower jiao manifested as abdominal cold pain, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and leukorrhagia.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu), Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Lindera root (Wuyao).
|Note:||This herb is used for moxibustion and can be made into moxa sticks or used as moxa cones. It warms meridians and promotes the circulation of Qi and blood.|