Artemisia alaskana

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Artemisia alaskana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
Species: A. alaskana
Binomial name
Artemisia alaskana

Artemisia alaskana, the Alaskan sagebrush or Alaskan wormwood, is a plant in the genus Artemisia.[1] It is found in British Columbia, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, in Canada.[1]


Alaskan wormwood is used by the larvaes of butterflies which are pollinating it. The plant is an important ingredient in some French cousines, which chefs use as a flavorer. The plant have a medical purpose as well. It can be used as a cough medicine, lowers fever, cures colic and headache, and is great against intestinal parasites and malaria. The shrub is very smelly and have a bitter taste, because of terpenoids and sesquiterpene lactones that it carries. Because of it, it can be used in various cosmetics such as enemas, infusions, lotions, and poultices. It is also used in breweries, and can be used as oil to detract fleas and moths from clothes. Moreover, it can be used as an anthelmintic, febrifuge, and stomachic, The plant requires full sun and partial shade, and a dry soil.[2]


  1. ^ a b Retrieved on May 6th, 2008.
  2. ^ Uses Retrieved on June 13th, 2012

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