Artemisia monosperma

Artemisia monosperma Delile

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Sand Wormwood
  • قيسون
  • qeisun
  • לַעֲנָה חַד-זַרְעִית
  • la'ana khad-zar'it


  • Desert
  •  Thermophilous plants
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Artemisia monosperma Delile

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used


Heart palpitations/ heart pain

Analgesic, Cardiac

Decoct plant. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ

Skin friction; intertrigo (See NOTES 1)


Grind plant into powder & sprinkle on skin.

Aerial partsZ



Decoct plant. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Womens Health

Ease heavy menstrual flow

Emmenagogue, Haemostatic

Add plant to boiling water to blanch it (Hebrew: "tashlik"), (see NOTES 2) & drink extract as tea.

Aerial partsZ
Womens Health

Uterine obstructions in menopause


Add plant to boiling water to blanch it (Hebrew:"tashlik"),(see NOTES 2) & drink extract as tea.

Aerial partsZ

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Z notes that the complaints listed for Artemesia judaica & Artemesia monosperma are exactly the same. 1. Intertrigo is an inflammatory skin condition affecting the skin folds, induced/ aggravated by heat, moisture, friction etc. often secondarily infected by Candida (fungal) species.
2. In some preperations the Hebrew word "tashlik" is used. Z describes this as referring to "something boiled/blanched", also noting that "perhaps the difference betwen this preparation and a decoction is a briefer cooking time"
3. Z notes that an Arabic name "qeisun" for this species is also used commonly for other kinds of Artemisia and Achillea fragrantissima.

Plants in Artemesia genus may be abortificient & cause skin allergies.