Artemisia asiatica


Artemisia asiatica ( Mugwort)
Artemisia asiatica is a mugwort/wormwood herb employed in herbal treatment of heartburn or acid reflux. It was found that Artemisia asiatica can reduce the severity of acid reflux, and may provide protection from ulceration and inflammation of the esophagus.

Artemisia asiatica is used in moxa (moxibustion). 

It was used by a Korean phamaceutical company to treat gastric ulcer. The product is called Stillen. The main component of Stillen is Eupatilin.

It also has an antioxidant property that may help reduce free radical damage inflicted by acid reflux in the esophagus.


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