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Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source information

Table 1. Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source information
Proper name(s) Common name(s) Source information
Source material(s) Part(s) Preparation(s)

Artemisia vulgaris

  • Common mugwort
  • Felon herb
  • Mugwort
  • St. John's plant
  • Wild wormwood

Artemisia vulgaris

Herb top


References: Proper name: USDA 2019; Common names: Wichtl 2004, McGuffin et al. 2000; Source information: Bradley 2006, Grieve 1971.

Route of Administration


Dosage Form(s)

This monograph excludes foods or food-like dosage forms as indicated in the Compendium of Monographs Guidance Document.

Acceptable dosage forms for oral use are indicated in the dosage form drop-down list of the web-based Product Licence Application form for Compendial applications.

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

The following combined use(s) or purpose(s) is/are also acceptable:

(Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to stimulate the appetite and aid digestion (Bradley 2006; Hoffmann 2003; Williamson et al. 1988; Grieve 1971).


Claims for traditional use must include the term "Herbal Medicine", "Traditional Chinese Medicine", or "Ayurveda".



Adults 18 years and older


Methods of preparation: Dry, Powder, Non-Standardized Extracts (Dry extract, Tincture, Fluid extract, Decoction, Infusion)

0.2 - 2.4 grams of dried herb top, 3 times per day (Bradley 2006; Wichtl 2004; Hoffmann 2003).

Direction(s) for use

No statement required.

Duration(s) of Use

No statement required.

Risk Information

Caution(s) and warning(s)

Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician if symptoms persist or worsen.


Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding (Brinker 2001; Blumenthal et al. 1998; Williamson et al. 1988).

Known adverse reaction(s)

Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs (Wichtl 2004; Hoffmann 2003; Brinker 2001).

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.

Storage conditions

Must be established in accordance with the requirements described in the Natural Health Products Regulations (NHPR).


References Cited

References reviewed