Anjenjo

Benefits of Anjenjo

With the scientific name artemisia chinensis, this plant is also known as Chinese wormwood and silver fragrant weed in English. Anjenjo is known to be native in China but was introduced in the Philippines during the Spanish times. It is cultivated in open slopes, or near the sea as an ornament.

This plant has carminative and emmenagogue effect. In the Philippines, in some parts of rural Quezon, it is used to treat hepatitis and arthritis. While in China, leaves and stems are used in making moxa and treatment for diabetes.

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