Thursday, November 12, 2015

Artemisia: Ngai, or àicǎo (艾草 zh:艾草) in Mandarin.

艾草 in Mandarin. mugwort growing really nicely even in winter
used in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine in a pulverized and aged form called moxa

艾草(学名:Artemisia argyi  

 This is the Artemisia argyi which I used. Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris in my own dialect Ngai, or àicǎo (艾草 zh:艾草) in Mandarin. I took this to my adult ESOL class,

I talked about Tu Youyou (Chinese: 屠呦呦; who found a cure for Malaria using the herb qinghao (Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood). The two plants look so alike.

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