Artemisia scoparia

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Artemisia scoparia
Redstem wormwood (Artemisia scoparia).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Artemisia
A. scoparia
Binomial name
Artemisia scoparia
Waldst. & Kit. 1802 not Maxim. 1859[1]

Artemisia scoparia is a Eurasian species in the genus Artemisia, in the sunflower family. It is widespread across much of Eurasia from France to Japan, including China, India, Russia, Germany, Poland, central + southwest Asia, etc.[4][5]

The English common name of Artemisia scoparia is virgate wormwood,[6] capillary wormwood,[6] or 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.[7]

Chemical constituents[edit]

  1. Capillarisin [8]
  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[9]
  9. Sabandin B
  10. Scoparone (6,7-dimethoxycoumarin) [10]
  11. Scopoletin
  12. β-Sitosterol
  13. Capillin


  1. ^ Tropicos search for Artemisia scoparia
  2. ^ Roxb. Hort. Bengal. 61 1814
  3. ^ The Plant List Artemisia scoparia Waldst. & Kitam.
  4. ^ Flora of China, 猪毛蒿 zhu mao hao, Artemisia scoparia Waldstein & Kitaibel, Descr. Icon. Pl. Hung. 1: 66. 1802.
  5. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Assenzio scopario, Artemisia scoparia Waldst. & Kit. includes photos and European distribution map
  6. ^ a b English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. pp. 360–361. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017 – via Korea Forest Service.
  7. ^ Jaggi KS; Gangal SV (1987). "Isolation and identification of pollen allergens of Artemisia scoparia". J Allergy Clin Immunol. 80 (4): 569–572. doi:10.1016/0091-6749(87)90008-X. PMID 3668120.
  8. ^ "Chemical Study on Artemisia scoparia". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2006.
  9. ^ Ali MS; Jahangir M; Saleem M (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.
  10. ^ Hoult JR; Payá M (1996). "Pharmacological and biochemical actions of simple coumarins: natural products with therapeutic potential". Gen. Pharmacol. 27 (4): 713–722. doi:10.1016/0306-3623(95)02112-4. PMID 8853310.