Artemisia baldshuanica

Plant Name

Artemisia baldshuanica Krasch. & Zaprjag.

Botanical Info

Subshrub, 60-100cm heigh


Indigenous to Central Asia. It grows in Uzbekistan in the foothills of the Nuratin, Turkestan, Zarafshan, and Gissar Ranges. It is found on the rubbly slopes in the lower-and mid mountain zones.

Chemical Content

In the essential oil(0.18—0.36 %) were identified alpha-pinene, beta-pinene -about 60%, tujilic alcohol 16% , tujilacetate, tujilvalerate. In the benzene extract the main constituents were (in%) the hydrocarbons 5,5-dimethyl-l-ethyl-l,3-cyclopentadiene (24.41), tetratriacontane (2.48), and nonacosane (2.23); the monoterpenoids 1,8-cineol (23.59), alpha-thujone (6.50), beta-thujone (5.53), and camphor (4.76); the sesquiterpenoid chrysanthenone (11.80); and the sesquiterpene lactone ambrosine (4.54). Alkaloids

Traditional Use and Activity

Leaves juice has anthelminthic properties. Tetraacontane, nonacosane, and 1-eicosanol are specific attractants for pollinating insects, whereas the volatile monoterpcnoids a- and beta -thujone, camphor, and 1,8-cineol are active inhibitors of seed growth and the growth of sprouts of surrounding annual plants.