Research: Artemisia (Ai Ye) Relieves Menopausal, Premenstrual, and Dysmenorrheal Symptoms


Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, Artemisia douglasiana, Artemisia argyi) in the Treatment of Menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome, Dysmenorrhea and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


James David Adams, Cecilia Garcia, Garima Garg



Mugwort has many traditional uses around the world. The Chumash Indians of California use it to treat imbalances that women may suffer such as premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrheal and menopausal symptoms. The plant contains a sesquiterpene that appears to work through a serotonergic mechanism and may be beneficial for women. Mugwort therapy is safer for menopausal women than hormone replacement therapy. Children affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder benefit from mugwort therapy. There is no doubt that mugwort therapy is safer for these children than methylphenidate or amphetamine.


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1.              Introduction

2.              European Traditional Uses

3.              Pharmacology of Artemisia Plants

4.              Traditional Recipes for the Use of Mugwort in Europe and India

5.              Chinese Traditional Uses

6.              Chumash Indian Traditional Uses

7.              Conclusion


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