Artemisia scoparia

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Artemisia scoparia
Redstem wormwood (Artemisia scoparia).jpg
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. 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.[3][4]

The English common name of Artemisia scoparia is virgate wormwood,[5] capillary wormwood,[5] 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.[6]

Chemical constituents[edit]

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


  1. ^ Tropicos search for Artemisia scoparia
  2. ^ The Plant List Artemisia scoparia Waldst. & Kitam.
  3. ^ Flora of China, 猪毛蒿 zhu mao hao, Artemisia scoparia Waldstein & Kitaibel, Descr. Icon. Pl. Hung. 1: 66. 1802.
  4. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Assenzio scopario, Artemisia scoparia Waldst. & Kit. includes photos and European distribution map
  5. ^ a b English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. pp. 360–361. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Retrieved 25 January 2017 – via Korea Forest Service. 
  6. ^ Jaggi KS, Gangal SV (Oct 1987). "Isolation and identification of pollen allergens of Artemisia scoparia". J Allergy Clin Immunol. 80 (4): 569–72. doi:10.1016/0091-6749(87)90008-X. PMID 3668120. 
  7. ^ "Chemical Study on Artemisia scoparia". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2006. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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.