Asteraceae Artemisia vulgaris L.

Common Wormwood

Miwok - Drug, Ceremonial Medicine

Use documented by:
Barrett, S. A. and E. W. Gifford, 1933, Miwok Material Culture, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 2(4):11, page 167

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Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris L.
USDA symbol: ARVUV (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Wormwood
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Miwok
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Medicine
Notes: Leaves worn in nostrils by mourners when crying, the pungent odor clearing the head.

RECRD: 20162 id: 5843