Plant of the month 2012 May

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The plant of the month: Artemisia


Be it mugwort (nicknamed herbe sainte) or wormwood (nicknamed mater herbarum, mother of herbs), Artemisia species have played a great role in pharmacopoeiea from Antiquity to modern days. In contrary, genépis have been known by botanists only since the 16th century. We present as a test some data on nomenclature, links to websites of scientific level and sources from pharmacopoeias (Cazin, Grieve) and historical dictionaries.

It is now up to you to contribute!

Michel Chauvet

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