Mugwort

艾草

Mugwort

Appearance 外觀

葉子呈掌狀,羽狀復葉,長2-8寸。深色、灰綠色葉子的底面有白色絨毛,所以葉子底面呈銀灰色。深綠色莖為直立。

Leaves are lobed, pinnate, 2-8 inches long. Dark, grayish-green leaves have silvery-gray underside due to tiny white hairs that populate the underside of the leaves. Dark-green stems are erect.

Growing Condition 生長條件

全日照,多年生。喜歡疏水、稍濕潤的土壤。耐半陰和乾燥土壤,但不耐過濕土壤。艾草根會擴散,使艾草可能成為侵入性植物,建議用盤種植艾草。不要於艾草附近種植其他植物(共用土壤時),艾草根會分泌抑制其他植物生長的物質。

Full sun, perennial. Prefers well-drained, slightly moist soil. Tolerates partial shade and dry soil but does not tolerate wet soil. Grow mugwort in containers as mugwort roots grow by root spreading and can become invasive. Do not grow mugwort close to other plants with shared soil as mugwort roots release chemicals that inhibit the growth of surrounding plants.

Uses 用途

可用於湯、燉煮、肉類菜式作調味香草,或用以沖茶。製作青糰(中國南方小食) 的一種材料。

Can be used as aromatic herb in soups, stews, meat dishes, or infused as tea. An ingredient of Qingtuan (a form of dumpling, snack from Southern China).


Health Benefits 營養價值

艾草泡腳能改善肺功能,安神,活絡血管