Artemisia scoparia Waldst. et Kit. and A. capillaris Thunb.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand

Abstract

Yinchen, Herba Artemisiae scopariae is the dry young sprout of Artemisia scoparia Waldst. et Kit. or A. capillaris Thunb. (Asteraceae) collected in spring when the sprouts have reached a height of 6–10 cm. It is listed officially in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and used mainly as a choleretic, antiinflammatory, and diuretic agent in the treatment of epidemic hepatitis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weici Tang
    • 1
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebensmittelchemie und UmwelttoxikologieUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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