Artemisia herba-alba Asso., known as the desert wormwood, is a medicinal plant and its essential oil is used in Algerian herbal medicine. In the present study. M Artemisia herba-alba Asso is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Artemisia (family Compositae). The record derives. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. Jun;15(6) Artemisia herba-alba Asso. in diabetes mellitus. al-Waili NS. PMID: ; [Indexed for MEDLINE].

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Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can. Artemisia herba-alba Scientific classification Kingdom: Examination of Essential Oils from Various Chemotypes”.


The plant flowers from September to December. The leaves of sterile shoots are grey, petiolateovate to orbicular in outline; whereas, the leaves of flowering stems, more abundant in winter, are much smaller.

Unsourced or poorly sourced material may be challenged and removed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Retrieved from ” https: Wormwood is mentioned once in the New Testamentas the name of a star, also with implications of bitterness. Essential oil of A.

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Artemisia herba-alba is good fodder for grazing animals, mainly sheep, and in the Algerian steppes cattle. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Effect of different parts and influence of the solvent on hypoglycaemia activity”. Archived from the original on 13 February The flowering heads are sessileoblong and tapering at base. This species of sagebrush is widely used in herbal medicine for its antisepticvermifuge and antispasmodic properties.

Artemisia herba-alba based teas were used in Iraqi folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Wormwood is mentioned seven times in the Jewish Biblealways with the implication of bitterness. Artemisia herba-alba is thought to be the plant translated as ” wormwood ” in English-language versions of the Bible apsinthos in the Greek text.


Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology in French.

Egyptian Journal of Natural History. The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon. Leaves are strongly aromatic and covered with fine glandular hairs that reflect sunlight giving a grayish aspect to the ass.

Artemisia herba-alba Asso. in diabetes mellitus.

Retrieved 17 February Retrieved 16 February Eudesmanolide and germacranolide sesquiterpenes have been detected in the assp extract of aerial parts, collected in Egypt. Effect of a valuable extract on some blood parameters in diabetic animals”.

Two bioactive flavonoidsassumed to be hispidulin and cirsiliolwere isolated by chromatography from aerial parts ethyl acetate -extract. Its specific epithet herba-alba means “white herb” in Latinas its stems and leaves are white and woolly. This section with questionable factual accuracy needs more medical artemusia for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources.

Artemisia herba-albathe white wormwoodis a perennial shrub in the genus Artemisia that grows nerba on the dry steppes of the Mediterranean regions in Northern Africa Saharan MaghrebWestern Asia Arabian Peninsula and Southwestern Europe.

Jerusalem, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.