Artemisia vulgaris

Botanical Name Artemisia vulgaris
Common Name Gathivana
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: vulgaris
Part used Whole plant
Medicinal Properties Diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, alexiteric, appetiser, antispasmodic, antiseptic and anthelmintic.
Medicinal Use Tonic to liver, spleen and kidney, amlaria, cold, colic, kidney inflammation, rheumatism, asthma, itching.
Chemistry1,8 cineole, Ascorbic acid(Vitamin c), Beta-carotene, fiber, Calcium, essential oils and Fats, Quercetin, Vulgarin, Sesquiterpene lactone, Zinc.
Cultivation Propagule various pollination method, planting style, crop spacing, cold frame, planting period, harvesting period, frost tolerance, heat requirement, fertilizer, Typical time to harvest.
Regional HabitatOpen or shady places in grasslands and edges of forest. Distribution: Sirohi (Mt. Abu), Udaipur and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan.
DescriptionPerennials, height 60-190 cm; Stem: relatively numerous , erect , brownish to reddish brown, simple proximally, branched, sparsely hairy or glabrous; Leaves: basal (petiolate) and sessile, uniformly green or bicolor. Flowers and fruits appears during August-January.