INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Folium Artemisiae Argyi
Common English: Artemisia
Mugwort Leaf
Argyi Wormwood Leaf
Herbs That Regulate Blood: Herbs That Stop Bleeding (Hemostatics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Acrid
(Aromatic)
Warm
Spleen
Liver
Kidney
(Lung)
3-10g
Tincture 1-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Warms the channels, warms the womb, stops bleeding and calms the fetus

Excess and/or prolonged menstrual bleeding due to Deficiency Cold

Restless fetus, lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding (threatened miscarriage)

Infertility due to Cold womb

Disperses Cold and alleviates pain

Cold abdominal pain

Cold menstrual pain

Eliminates Dampness and stops itching

Decocted and applied externally as a wash for skin problems marked by Dampness and itching

Resolves Phlegm and stops cough and asthma

As an extracted oil for wheezing, and coughing with profuse sputum

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use caution for those with Blood Heat.
  • Use caution for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Applied topically, it may cause redness and itching.
  • Taken Internally, it may increase appetite and food consumption.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang

Fresh Cacumen Platycladi
Xian Ce Bai Ye
(Fol. Nelumbinis)
(He Ye)

Heavy, painful periods due to Cold obstruction.

Prolonged uterine bleeding and menorrhagia.

Bleeding during pregnancy or postpartum bleeding.

Restless fetus and threatened miscarriage with cold abdominal pain.

Abdominal and menstrual pain due to Cold.

Prolonged uterine bleeding.

Deficiency Cold of the Middle Jiao with epigastric and abdominal Cold pain.

Epistaxis, hemoptysis, or hematemesis due to Blood Heat.

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Fr. Kochiae
Di Fu Zi

Cx. Dictamni
Bai Xian Pi

Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan

Abdominal pain from Deficiency Cold and Stagnant Qi.

Cold-Damp itching skin lesions.

Eczema.

Severe Cold Womb from Deficiency.

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Profuse menstrual bleeding from Deficiency and Cold.

Excessive loss of Blood and profuse bleeding due to Deficiency Cold.

Unstable pregnancy with vaginal bleeding due to Deficiency Cold.

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan

 

Deficiency Cold of the Lower Jiao with Cold and pain and irregular menstruation with pain.

Severe Deficiency Cold of the Lower abdomen.

 
  1. Dry-fried Mugwort Leaves Chao Ai Ye can be applied warm to the umbilicus to treat lower abdominal coldness and pain, and for postpartum women with abdominal coldness and pain.
  2. This herb and Cx. Cinnamomi Cassiae Rou Gui treat Cold abdominal pain especially from Deficiency. This herb is most effective for Cold-Damp abdominal pain while Rou Gui is most effective for cold extremities. This herb can also stop bleeding, regulate menstruation, and calm the fetus, while Rou Gui activates Blood, stimulates the uterus and does not stop bleeding.
  3. Because of its ability to warm and penetrate the channels, this is the main herb in moxa.
  4. The Japanese consider this herb to be good for tonifying Blood.
  5. Some sources say that this herb regulates the flow of Qi and Blood.
  6. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  7. It is believed to relieve and improve the symptoms of cancer patients and prevent deterioration of their conditions.
  8. For deficient patients, decoct this herb in water or make into pills with Fr,. Chaenomelis Mu Gua and take on an empty Stomach.
  9. For warts, use this herb fresh and apply to the lesions several times daily until the warts fall off by themselves.
  10. This herb has been used to treat goiter. .
  11. Both Ai Ye and Rz. Zingiberis Preparatum Pao Jiang warm the channels and stop bleeding. Ai Ye acts on the Lower Jiao, while Pao Jiang primarily warms Deficiency Cold in the Middle Jiao.
  12. Fresh Mugwort Leaves Xian Ai Ye are more harmonious and less warming than the dried leaves and are more appropriate for use in cooling the Blood and stopping bleeding.
  13. Dry-fried Mugwort Leaves Chao Ai Ye are Hot rather than Warm and have an enhanced ability to disperse Cold. If vinegar is used, it can enter the Liver to stop pain and used to treat dysmenorrhea or infertility to Cold in the Womb.
  14. Charred Mugwort Leaves Ai Ye Tan enters the Blood to warm the channels, disperse Cold and restrain and inhibit bleeding. It is very effective for heavy periods and menorrhagia.
  15. This herb activates the Dai and Yang Wei channels and enters the Ren channel.
  16. This herb is used for treatment of type 1 or immediate allergic reactions.