Artemisia scoparia

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

Artemisia scoparia is a species in the genus Artemisia, in the family Asteraceae. Its English common name is redstem wormwood. In Mandarin Chinese it is known as yīn chén (Traditional: 茵陳) and it is an important traditional Chinese medicine,[citation needed] and is considered interchangeable with Artemisia capillaris for that purpose. Its pollen can be allergenic.[1]

Chemical constituents[edit]

  1. Capillarisin [2]
  2. Chlorogenic acid butyl ester
  3. 6,7-Dimethylesculetin
  4. Isosabandin
  5. Magnolioside (isoscopoletin-β-D-glucopyranoside)
  6. 7-Methoxycoumarin
  7. 7-Methylesculetin
  8. Sabandin A[3]
  9. Sabandin B
  10. Scoparone (6,7-dimethoxycoumarin) [4]
  11. Scopoletin
  12. β-Sitosterol


  1. ^ Jaggi KS, Gangal SV (Oct 1987). "Isolation and identification of pollen allergens of Artemisia scoparia". J Allergy Clin Immunol 80 (4): 569–72. PMID 3668120. 
  2. ^ "Chemical Study on Artemisia scoparia". Retrieved November 17, 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ Ali MS, Jahangir M, Saleem M (January 2003). "Structural distinction between sabandins A and B from Artemisia scoparia waldst. (Asteraceae)". Nat. Prod. Res. 17 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1080/10575630290020640. PMID 12674134. 
  4. ^ Hoult JR, Payá M (June 1996). "Pharmacological and biochemical actions of simple coumarins: natural products with therapeutic potential". Gen. Pharmacol. 27 (4): 713–22. doi:10.1016/0306-3623(95)02112-4. PMID 8853310.