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Toxic parts

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[3].

Edible uses


The leaves are used for flavouring rice dumplings[4]. The raw shoots are peeled and eaten, usually with oil[1].



Material uses

The freshly crushed leaves can be rubbed on the hands to remove odours[1]. The plant is used as an incense and deodorant in the home[1].


Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The plant is antirheumatic, antitumor, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, laxative and tonic[1]. It is used in the treatment of cancer and to prevent infections in wounds etc[1]. An infusion of the leaves and flowering tops is used as a laxative and to treat stomach aches[1]. An infusion is used internally to treat rheumatism and is also applied externally to swollen joints[1]. A poultice of the leaves is applied to skin infections and to cuts to stop the bleeding[1]. A decoction is used as an eyewash[1]. The plant has properties similar to codeine[2]. The report does not specify which part of the plant is used[K]. Codeine is used as a painkiller.

Leaves, Flowers


Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

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Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out[5]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn[5]. Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.

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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Easily grown in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a warm sunny dry position[6][5]. Established plants are drought tolerant[5]. Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[7]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[8].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Artemisia tilesii
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
1.5 x
Flower Colour
Flower Type


  1. ? Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (32202/01/01)
  2. ? Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (32202/01/01)
  3. ? Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (32202/01/01)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (32202/01/01)
  5. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
  6. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (32202/01/01)
  7. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (32202/01/01)
  8. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (32202/01/01)
  9. ? Hitchcock. C. L. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press (32202/01/01)

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