art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
The leaves are gathered in spring or summer, when the Mugwort is flowering. They are dried in a shady place.
Properties and Taste:
Bitter, pungent, and warm
Liver, spleen and kidney
To warm the channels and stop bleeding To dispel cold and stop pain
Indications and Combinations:
1. Hemorrhages due to deficiency and cold, especially uterine bleeding. *Use with Donkey hide gelatin (Ejiao) in the formula Jiao Ai Tang.
2. Deficiency and cold in the lower jiao manifested as abdominal cold pain, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and leukorrhagia. *Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu), Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Lindera root (Wuyao).
This herb is used for moxibustion and can be made into moxa sticks or used as moxa cones. It warms meridians and promotes the circulation of Qi and blood.