1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Artemisia L.
      1. Artemisia absinthium L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Siberia and W. Himalaya. It is used as a medicine and for food.

    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Distribution
    Cultivated in Colombia.
    Habit
    Herb.
    Ecology
    Alt. 950 - 2700 m.
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 950 - 2700 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, subarbusto
    [UPB]
    Food
    Leaves and flowers - Used in infusions as a stimulant (Lagos-López 2007). Food (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Materials
    Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Unspecified Materials Chemicals
    Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Digestive System Disorders
    Leaves - Used in liquid medicines for detoxification purposes (Cadena-González 2010). Used in liquid medicines in the treatment of liver complaints (Lagos-López 2007, Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Infections & Infestations
    Leaves - Used in liquid medicines or in baths against infections (Cadena-González 2010).
    Inflammation
    Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines or in baths (Cadena-González 2010).
    Nutritional Disorders
    Used in wine to stimulate appetite in children (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Pregnancy, Birth or Puerpuerium Disorders
    Stems - Used in liquid medicines to prevent excessive blood loss during childbirth (Cadena-González 2010).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines or in baths (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010, Cadena-González 2010). Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, China Southeast, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alberta, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Azores, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, California, Cambodia, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Greenland, Guatemala, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Ireland, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Myanmar, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Territory, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Sardegna, Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Thailand, Tibet, Uruguay, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Ajenjo.

    Artemisia absinthium L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1985 s.coll. [s.n.] K000891973

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 848 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Vladimirov, V. Aybeke, M. & Kit Tan (2018). New floristic records in the Balkans: 37 Phytologia Balcanica 24: 397-461.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • GCC in GCC (2011). Global Compositae Checklist Global Compositae Checklist http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/.
    • von Raab-Straube, E. (ed.) (2011). Compositae. Euro+Med Plantbase The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/query.asp.
    • Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Siberia 13: 1-499. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2006). Asteraceae, Part 1 Flora of North America North of Mexico 19(1): 1-579. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    • Kew's Economic Botany collection in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/
    • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
    • Cadena-González, A.L. (2010). Study of knowledge on medicinal plants in Zetaquira and Campo Hermoso municipalities (Departamento de Boyacá, Colombia) using quantitative approaches. Faculty of Life Sciences. University of Copenhagen.
    • Florez-Cárdenas, G., Núñez-Izquierdo, O. L., Núñez-Izquierdo, M. M., Ramírez-Mesa, M., & Zusunaga-Quintana, J. A. (2010). 100 Plantas útiles del páramo del Rabanal: Guía para comunidades rurales. Bogotá: Instituto Alexander von Humboldt - CAR - Corpoboyac
    • Lagos-López, M. (2007). Estudio etnobotánico de especies vegetales con propiedades medicinales en seis municipios de Boyacá, Colombia. Actualidades Biológicas, 29(86), 87-96.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • GCC in GCC (2011). Global Compositae Checklist Global Compositae Checklist http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/.
    • von Raab-Straube, E. (ed.) (2011). Compositae. Euro+Med Plantbase The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/query.asp.
    • Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Siberia 13: 1-499. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
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    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/