Armoise Essential oil MoroccoArtemisia herba-alba Asso
Botanical family : Asteraceae
Method of culture : Wildcrafted controlled
Part harvested : Plants
Harvest period :
CAS TSCA : 68991-20-8
In the middle of the plant
White wormwood, which goes by the Latin name Artemisia herba alba, belongs to the Asteraceae family, formerly called “composites,” encompassing various species of aromatic plants such as tarragon, cornflower, chamomile, and everlasting flower. This wormwood is also part of the genus Artemisia, a reference to the goddess Artemis, protector of virgins and women suffering disease. White wormwood has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times, particularly for its deworming properties, thus its English name. Artemisia herba alba essential oil is also used to soothe rheumatism and treat diabetes-related or digestive-tract ailments. This perennial shrub is widespread in the arid and steppe regions of North Africa, Arabia, the Near East, and even Central Asia. It has morphological characteristics well-suited to semi-arid to arid climatic conditions. It is a small herbaceous plant, growing to about 50 cm in height, with branching, woody stems. The dense root system optimizes the plant’s use of moisture in the soil. White wormwood blooms from June to October. The odorous molecules are found chiefly in the leaves and flowers. Once harvested, the entire plant is hydrodistilled to produce white wormwood essential oil, with agrestic, camphoraceous notes.