White Wormwood

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Asterales Asteraceae Artemisia Artemisia herba-alba

  • Plant Type: Perennial shrub.
  • Common Names: White Wormwood, Desert Wormwood, Herba Alba.
  • Color: Yellowish
  • Flower Dimensions: 0.125 inches across.
  • Flowering Seasons/Months: September to December.
  • Desert with White Wormwood: Syrian desert and Sinai desert.

White Wormwood Flower Characteristics

White Wormwood

White Wormwood is a perennial shrub of the order Asterales. This shrub can grow to a height of 8-16 inches.

Artemisia Herba Alba

White Wormwood Facts

White Wormwood

  • The specific epithet “herba-alba” is from Latin. It means “white herb. ” Overeating the White Artemisia herba-albacan cause toxicity[1]. However, research[2] cited that the aerial parts of the plant have a low degree of toxicity.
  • The chemicals in the Artemesia herba-alba[3] are used to kill parasites and bacteria. Other chemicals have the potential to lower blood sugar[4]. Research[5] stated that the White Wormwood’s essential oil effectively against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.
  • Many cultures[6] since ancient times extensively used the plants from the genus Artemesia in folk medicines. Research[7] cited that the plant is medicinal.
  • It is thought thatArtemisia herba-alba is the plant translated as “wormwood” in the English version of the Bible.
  • Scientists have isolated various secondary metabolites from A. herba-alba. The species also have flavonoids and essential oils. Furthermore, White Wormwood has antioxidant and antiradical properties.

Suggested Reading: Different Types of Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“A guide to medicinal plants in North Africa – Google Mga aklat”. Accessed September 13, 2022. Link.
  • [2]“Europe PMC”. Accessed September 13, 2022. Link.
  • [3]“Artemisia Herba-alba: Health Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dose & Precautions”. Accessed September 13, 2022. Link.
  • [4]“Hypoglycemic activity of Artemisia herba alba – ScienceDirect”. Accessed September 13, 2022. Link.
  • [5]“Antibacterial activity of Artemisia herba-alba”. Accessed September 13, 2022. Link.
  • [6]“Artemisia herba alba: A Popular Plant with Potential Medicinal Properties”. Accessed September 13, 2022. Link.
  • [7]“Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Artemisia herba-alba”. Accessed September 13, 2022. Link.

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