Useful and therapeutic properties of Artemisia Cina ( darminovny )
suffrutescent Perennial plant up to 50 cm tall, with a thick rhizome and adventitious roots.Stems numerous, erect, branched, smooth, with yellowish bark, woody at the base.The branches are thin, pressed to the stem.Leaves twice-trizhdyperistye-lobed, small, greenish-seroopushennye, upper - simple linear.The flowers are small, in few-flowered baskets, collected in the spike inflorescence.It blooms in August and September.
grows in Southern Kazakhstan, Shymkent and Tashkent environs and Tajikistan.
Medicinal raw materials are well developed, but not blooming baskets and grass collected from the beginning of August to September (bloom should not be collected baskets).The finished raw materials - yellowish and brownish-green in color, has a sharp smell of camphor, bitter taste.Stored in a covered, well-ventilated room, in compliance with the rules of storage of poisonous plants.Shelf life 3 years.
The flower baskets wormwood contains santonine (santoninic acid anhydride), resin, fat, bitter, volatile oil
main active principle of Artemisia santonine is used as a vermifuge (against round worms).The highest single dose for adults - 0.1 grams daily - 0,4 g
In medical practice, used as dried inflorescences tsitvarnaya wormwood like a sedative (roundworm, pinworm) called tsitvarnaya seed.The dried flower baskets ground in a mortar and take after appropriate preparation of the patient in a mixture with sugar, jam, honey or syrup - 5 g tsitvarnaya seed for adults 3 times a day for 1.5-2 hour before meals for 2 days;after the last reception of the night assigned a laxative.
Since santonine is a poison (List B), the treatment it should be carried out only at the direction and under the supervision of a physician.
Signs of poisoning in the treatment of drug tsitvarnaya wormwood: vomiting, diarrhea, xanthopsia, respiratory depression and cardiac activity, spasm.
First Aid Treatment: gastric lavage, a saline laxative, in convulsions - chloral hydrate enema, warm baths.