Sweet Wormwood Herb is the dried aerial part of Artemisia annua L. (Fam. Compositae). The Drug is collected in autumn on flowering, removed from the older stems, and dried in the shade.
Action: To remove summer-heat, to relieve consumptive fever, and to stop malarial attacks.
Indications: Fever caused by summerheat; afternoon fever in deficiency of yin or in consumptive diseases; malaria with chills and fever; jaundice.
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