Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people
There are no edible uses listed for Artemisia campestris.
The pulverized roots are aromatic and have been used as a perfume
Related to the southernwood, A. abrotanum, this species has similar though milder medicinal properties
. The herb is anthelmintic, antiseptic, cholagogue, deobstruent, emmenagogue, stomachic and tonic
. The main use of this herb is as an emmenagogue, it is also a good stimulant tonic and has some nervine principle
. The leaves have been chewed in order to treat stomach problems
. The plant was used by some native North American Indian tribes as an abortifacient to terminate difficult pregnancies
. Externally, the plant has been crushed and applied to rheumatic joints, eczema, bruises and sores
. A poultice of the crushed leaves has been applied to sore eyes
An infusion of the roots has been used, especially on children, as a hair tonic and to treat scalp infections
. It has been taken internally to promote urination and bowel movements
Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn.
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Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a sunny position
. Established plants are drought tolerant
. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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