Artemisia vulgaris L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Species : Artemisia vulgaris
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Artemisia vulgaris L.
  • Common name : Common Mugwort
  • Vernacular name : Nagamani (San.); Nagadouna (Hin.); Nagadamani (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : Cramer 4586
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments : Leaves are rich in sesquiterpene lactones which are used as an antimicrobial agent especially the drug 'Artemisinin' against malarial parasites. Also ceratin essenial oils are supposed to act as an insect repellent.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kodagu
  • Floras referred : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg

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