Artemisia douglasiana (California Mugwort, Douglas's Sagewort or Dream Plant) is an aromatic shrub in the genus Artemisia. It is native to western North America, in the Western United States and into Baja California, Mexico.
A. douglasiana was used by native American tribes to relieve joint pain and headaches, and to treat abrasions and rashes (including poison ivy). It was also used to treat women's reproductive issues, including irregular menstruation and was occasionally used as an abortifacient.
This plant is often planted by modern herbalists for both medicinal and spiritual uses.
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- Hunn, Eugene S. (1990). Nch'i-Wana, "The Big River": Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land. University of Washington Press. p. 352. ISBN 0-295-97119-3.
- CalFlora Database: Artemisia douglasiana (California Mugwort)
- USDA Plants Profile: Artemisia douglasiana (California mugwort)
- Jepson Manual Treatment — 'Artemisia douglasiana
- Univ of Michigan-Dearborn: Ethnobotany of California mugwort
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